The American crow is omnivorous. It will feed on invertebrates of all types, carrion, scraps of human food, seeds, eggs and nestlings, stranded fish on the shore and various grains. American crows are active hunters and will prey on mice, frogs, and other small animals. In winter and autumn, the diet of American crows is more dependent on nuts and acorns. Occasionally, they will visit bird feeders. The American crow is one of only a few species of bird that has been observed modifying and using tools to obtain food.
It breeds on the Atlantic coast of North America, the Caribbean, and northern South America. Northernmost populations migrate farther south in winter, and this species occurs as a rare vagrant to western Europe. The laughing gull’s English name is derived from its raucous kee-agh call, which sounds like a high-pitched laugh “ha… ha… ha…”.
Laughing gulls breed in coastal marshes and ponds in large colonies. The large nest, made largely from grasses, is constructed on the ground. The three or four greenish eggs are incubated for about three weeks.
Enjoyed your photographs.
Thank you, Susan. 🙂
Black or white…they are beautiful!! 🙂
Thanks so much, Indira. 🙂
I sat at a picnic table and a crow landed on top. It was making noises and we were imitating each other and making eye contact. An interesting exchange. Don’t know this species of gull but it would be fun to listen to.
Crows are very curious bids. They will find the way to get some food showing its sympathy. The laughing gulls are loud. When hanging out in a flock do not show any food around because they’ll jump on you until they get what they want. Thanks, Jane. 🙂