Social distancing in nature

Recently, as I walked on the Tasman Bridge looking down onto the sports oval of the Montagu Bay Primary School, I was stunned to see the black and white shapes of dozens of Pacific Gulls standing around with a few pecking for worms or other insects.

You can read about this native bird here.  Thanks to the internet you can see one here.


Not only was I surprised by the number of such birds together but also by the distances each stood from the next. It was a wonderful natural model for our ‘should be’ behaviour during this virus pandemic.


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4 Responses to Social distancing in nature

  1. TasView says:

    Perhaps the birds are smarter than us! I do wish they would open up the mountaon


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