A couple of years ago, several dozen seagulls in St. John’s met their untimely end due to ingestion of coffee grounds. Seagulls seem to populate every part of town and are voracious eaters, tackling any garbage bag they see and I imagine there are coffee grounds in many bags, especially if they find one from a local coffee shop.
The expression on this bird seems a little surprised. Its that wide-eyed look, a little frantic and undertone of calm supporting it, verging on the edge of wanting to go back for more, but feeling that he shouldn’t.
I love gulls, crazy, pugnacious and greedy as they are. Drawing this one was very enjoyable. This is day seven of my March Sketch a Day project. Each day sharing a sketch with you on a blog page devoted to just that. You can take part too and add your sketch during March. Doesn't matter if its each day or only one, its all about the drawing practice!
Talking about aggressive, take a minute to watch the video below of a very bold seagull who swiped a woman’s camera in San Francisco while she was filming the sunset.
The camera was still filming and the gull eventually relinquished it in another spot after determining it wasn’t edible. The gull-eye view footage, including the thief’s getaway, was included.