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Saturday, February 8, 2014

rare congregation of seagulls in Pittsburgh

While seagulls are normally around here, Bob Mulvihill from the National Aviary in Pittsburgh says what’s going on right now is very rare.
There’s an estimated flock of as many as 8,000 gulls that congregate each evening on the Allegheny River and what’s most abnormal is how far some of them have traveled.
“It’s very uncommon to have the conditions that lead to this kind of concentration,” said Mulvihill. “These birds will stay on the Great Lakes until they freeze over, and then, they hesitatingly go south looking for some open water.”