This large flock of seagulls had the beach to itself at Southold Town Beach Wednesday afternoon.
It was 43 degrees and with northwest winds of about 25 mph. With the wind chill, it felt like 33 degrees.
Our Barbaraellen Koch snapped these photos of the birds huddling in the parking lot and on the beach.
“I was curious about seagull behavior and did a little research,” Koch said. “When they gather on the ground, they feel safer in a large group flock called a colony. They face the same direction into the wind to provide a quick takeoff. They like to float on air currents so they can exert as little energy as possible. And they have keen vision and can see fish below the water even at high altitudes.”
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