I found this while looking for old pictures to submit to iNaturalist. I don't think there's *quite* enough detail on the seagull here to identify the species!
The ship, incidentally, is the Queen Mary, launched in the 1930s as a transatlantic liner. It's been permanently docked in Long Beach, California for several decades and is now run as a hotel.
@aciccarello Fortunately seagulls also tend to be fearless compared to other birds. Sparrows will fly away before I get close. I've seen a seagull wait until the last minute to move out of the way of an SUV, then fly right back down behind it.
@kelsonv Do you know what that white dome behind behind the ship is?
@Chuculate I believe it was originally built to shelter the Spruce Goose (Howard Hughes' experimental all-wooden giant seaplane) when it was on display at Long Beach. I know that's what it was used for in the 1980s, anyway.
The plane is in a museum in Oregon now, and according to Wikipedia, the dome is now used as a terminal for Carnival Cruise lines.
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