Seagulls Helsinki Finland
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Sunday Morning Photograph April 3 2022: Seagulls in Finland.

A gulf of gulls.

Some of my mornings while growing up in Brooklyn were abruptly interrupted by the harsh wailing sounds or squawking calls of fowl known as the gull or seagull, when they would either fly past — or hover in one area — outside of my window, as I lived only a couple of blocks from the bay…

Sunday Morning Photograph April 3 2022: Seagulls in Finland.

Seagulls Helsinki Finland
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

…and I encountered their brethren in coastal areas of Finland, as they were doing everything which gulls normally do — except that they were significantly quieter than the ones in Brooklyn.

Seagulls Helsinki Finland
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Some people who are serious about dealing with birds will more often than not correct a person who uses the generic moniker of seagull with a more accurate tern — er…I mean term

…and casually using the misnomer can be so contentious that an account on Twitter was created solely and specifically on that matter.

Final Boarding Call

I cannot say that I miss those gulls becoming my “natural” alarm clock on some mornings, as the experience could be quite irritating and annoying sometimes.

Please click here for a complete list of the Sunday Morning Photograph series of articles at The Gate.

All photographs ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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