Portsmouth’s gulls are tripping

To my astonishment, there were at least two dozen gulls out here earlier today, if not more.

I wondered what they were after.

When I walked downtown later, I spotted a flying ant. Might that be it? The air certainly had that “flying ant” quality to it.

Do these insects prefer to land or, wait, maybe hatch in grass fields? No. Turns out that ants grow wings when they want to mate. O-kay. There you go. Wouldn’t you wish that you could do something like that?

I just searched on “Do gulls eat flying ants?” and I found…

Yep, gulls love them and they trip on them.

They get slightly tipsy on them!

See? Got more in common with birds than you knew.