Beach Day For Seagulls: Photo Of The Day

Bea Karnes

ALAMEDA, CA — The coronavirus shelter-in-place order has been a dream for shore birds, who largely have the beach all to themselves. Jennifer Sullivan snapped a photo of this pair enjoying the scenery. Or perhaps they're scoping out lunch. Whatever their intention, they were undisturbed.

Thank you for sharing your photo, Jennifer.

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