Where did my baby go?


Dear Beach Bird:

Why don’t I ever see baby seagulls?

From Amy, age 9, Margate

Dear Amy:

Great question! The truth is, you do see them. Baby seagulls are actually the same size as adults. It’s true – they grow up that fast!

You see, us birds need to grow up quickly – we’ve evolved to grow to adult size quickly so we can compete for food and better defend ourselves against predators. You’d only see tiny hatchlings (newborn seagulls) if you found a seagull’s nest.


The NJ Beach Bird

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