This morning at 8:07am a Ring-billed Gull was brought to the nest for food for the three NBG nestlings. While the Bald Eagle is classified as a “fish eagle” it is also an opportunist. Lake Whitehurst which is on three sides of NBG is often a place that water birds come to feed and rest. The Ring-billed Gull is one of our most common gulls and is frequently seen in parking lots, trash dumps, farm fields and lakes. Many Ring-billed Gulls visit Lake Whitehurst. These Bald Eagles are ever on watch for an opportunity to take advantage of a sleeping bird on the water. We have seen proof of that this past week on the WVEC eaglecam. Not only will this gull provide food for the three eaglets and their parents, but what feathers that do not blow off the nest will become nest insulation.