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Where do seagulls go at night?

Asked by Sandman (529 points ) February 9th, 2011

A comedian asked this as a rhetorical question recently when I was at a show in Dublin, Ireland. I gotta say, I was kind of in awe of it. Where DO seagulls go at night? I assume they have nests (I mean their birds) but where? On cliff faces?

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coffeenut's avatar

Around here they go either to the forest or mostly they group at the superstore parkinglot under the cart holder thing or next to the building…

Sandman's avatar

But where do they raise their young? Has anyone found their nests in the forest?

BarnacleBill's avatar

They build their nests in the ground, and the gestation period for their eggs is about a month. So after a hard day at the ocean, they probably head home.

coffeenut's avatar

The nests are usually in the forest near a river/lake/ocean

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

The rookery. (Their nests are near water on the ground.)

Sandman's avatar

Huh! And now we know! Thanks guys :)

crisw's avatar

Just to be clear, though- very few birds spend time in nests outside of the breeding season. They do not live in nests or sleep in nests every night.

ucme's avatar

Maybe they took a wrong tern! I dunno :¬)

troubleinharlem's avatar

@ucme : I can’t stop laughing.

ucme's avatar

@troubleinharlem Excellent! :¬)

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