It’s seagull breeding season on the Humboldt coast near Trinidad, California, meaning thousands of seagulls are nesting on their eggs on the beautiful cliffs of Northern California.
A video was posted to Instagram showing colonies of Common Murres and Western Gulls breeding in vast numbers on Flatiron Rock and the shear number of these birds in one location is mind-boggling:
The morality of the video came into question in the comment section of the post, with multiple people chiming in to claim the drone footage was a disturbance to the breeding colonies. Here is what one person had to say:
The person who filmed the video made sure to tell people he stayed far away from the birds and will not return to film at the location again. I won’t sit here and claim to be an expert on seagull breeding and the morality of the video, but it’s incredible to see the amount of seagulls that breed on the Humboldt Coast. Fascinating video.