“I sit here all alone and watch the saucers in the sky”

IMG_6244, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

No, don’t feel bad for me. I just googled Flock of Seagulls lyrics and found this one. So why am I quoting Flock of Seagulls lyrics? Besides the fact that I am a fanatical Flock of Seagulls fan, well, I couldn’t help but notice a ton of seagulls on Georgia Avenue this past Sunday. (I wasn’t quick enough with the camera to get a good photo so the one above will have to do.)Why the hell are there Seagulls on Georgia Ave.? I thought seagulls hung out in Atlantic City? Seriously, what is going on here?

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  • Seagulls are flying rats, They look for trash. You figure out the rest

  • DC seagulls follow not the sun, sand and beaches, but overflowing restaurant dumpsters. Sunday is the best pickins’ on Georgia

  • I noticed them on Saturday in the parking lot of the Safeway at Georgia and Piney Branch.

  • Some kind of hawk has taken up residence near my house, I have seen it in the alley picking at a carcass and it sores past the windows sometimes. It’s a very beautiful and striking animal.

  • Georgia Ave. is close to the Sea – well at least closer than Allisonville Road (a main street in Indianapolis Indiana where I’ve see sea gulls). The other posters are right that Sea gulls are great scavengers and have adapted to fast food scraps from their original Seafood diet.

    Each day you can watch them fly north into the cty and then around dusk, back south to sleep on the Potomac river. I guess that’s their little commute.

    P.S. the hawk is probably a sharp-shinned hawk that is a bird-eater and overwintering in our area. for an image of an adult click here: http://www.eriposte.com/environment/wildlife/Shoreline_Park_Baylands/20041003/SharpShinned_Hawk_4.jpg

  • TheNeighbor

    Those birds get around. When we lived in Phoenix, AZ we saw them all the time and that is the middle of the freakin’ desert! They must have been on vacation. 🙂

  • question: ever sported a flock of seagulls style haircut?

  • I ran, I ran so far away.

  • i heard that the singer of flock of seagulls went crosseyed because of that flap of hair that covered one eye.

    no seagulls in my hood, but we do have a huge arsed possum in the alley…

    oh, and some hookers.

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