Friday, March 3, 2017

How Do You Open a Clam??

Teri and I were walking along the beach here, and saw something drop from the sky about 30 feet from us. Almost immediately a large gull landed and picked the object up. It turned out to be a clam that was about the size of a pecan.

The gull immediately flew back up into the sky with the clam, and dropped it.

It turns out that the gull was trying to get the clam open. We don't know how many times the clam had been dropped, but this time seemed to do the trick!

With the shell broken open the gull was able to enjoy its meal. 

It is great to be in the right place at the right time to see something like this happen!



  1. Very cool...I don't like clams so I wouldn't be any competition to grab the clam.

    1. First time I've ever seen it. Nature at work.

  2. I've seen other birds do this, but not gulls!