Posted by: rojukene | oktoober 31, 2007

Päästke end, kes saab!

Appi, merikajakad on jõudnud ka Tartusse!

Ma just nägin üht isendit vastasmaja katusel istumas. Ülbed, kurjad ja verejanulised linnud, kes inimest eriti ei karda. Ausalt öeldes on inimesel põhjust seda elukat rohkem peljata kui vastupidi, niisuguse nokaga ei tahaks mingil juhul lagipähe või näkku saada.

Kummaline, tavaliselt elavad nad ainult rannikualadel. Igatahes on Tallinnas neid nähtud mõtlikult autokatust nokkimas. Tahes-tahtmata meenub siinkohal Alfred Hitchcocki kuulus teos…

The Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus, is a very large gull which breeds on the European and North American coasts and islands of the North Atlantic. It is fairly sedentary, but some Great Black-backed Gulls move further south or inland to large lakes or reservoirs.

This is the largest gull, much bigger than a Herring Gull and is often described as the King of Gulls. It is 61-74 cm long with a 1.4-1.7 m wingspan, the large adult males often weighing in at more than two kilogrammes. It is bulky, and has a powerful bill. The adults have black wings and back, with conspicuous white “mirrors” at the wing tips. The legs are pinkish, and the bill yellow with a red spot.

Young birds have scaly black-brown upperparts, and a neat wing pattern. They take at least four years to reach maturity, development in this species being somewhat slower than that of other large gulls. The call is a deep “laughing” cry.

Unlike most Larus gulls, Great Black-backed Gulls are mostly carnivorous and frequently hunt and kill any prey smaller than themselves, behaving more like a raptor than a typical larid gull, though they will also scavenge. They frequently rob other seabirds of their catch. It can swallow a puffin or a small wild duck whole.

This species breeds singly or in small colonies, making a lined nest on the ground often on top of a rocky stack. 3-5 eggs are laid.

(Tekst ja pilt pärinevad Wikipediast.)

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Responses

  1. Tallinnas on kaladefitsiit ja prügikastid on kõik lukkudega kinni pandud. Ja mis see siis Tartu linnulennult visata on.

  2. Ilmselt nii ongi. Aga nõme on see ikkagi, sest need rajakad teevad VÄGA KÕVA häält, eriti öösiti karjakesi ringi lennates.

  3. Oi need võikad linnud. Ükskord ei julgenud ma prügi välja viia, kuna sihuke istus prügikasti otsas ja jälgis mind aplal pilgul…
    Mine tea, võibolla tuleb siis Tartus varsti hakkide ja kajakate sõda…

  4. Teatud morbiidsel tasandil oleks seda isegi huvitav vaadata. Aga hakkide ülekaal peaks ikka tuntav olema sellisel juhul…


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