A long log reached from above the high tide line on the White Rock beach, and far into the water. Gulls came and went on the wet end; I sat on the dry end, with Laurie beside me on another log.
Four of the gulls stayed, but they bunched up down at the far end.
Tallying them up: 4 brown heads, 3 brown gulls, one white and grey. 3 black bills, one yellow bill with a black spot. Pinkish legs, as far as I can see. (This is important, really.)
Bills: black, black, yellow, black (not visible, but trust me; it's black).
And then one yawned. First, I was surprised by how far he opened his beak. The bottom half is almost vertical, as if it were about to fall off.
But what is that red thing, just behind the beak? Here, I'll zoom in:
Only 3 heads are visible, but there were still 4 tails; all 4 gulls are there. But the red bit is between the second and the third gull. I thought it just might be a foot (up there?), but it's too red.
Or is it? Is that final foot red, or brown?
What do you think?