This weekend, I stopped to observe a group of Ring-billed Gulls, who were, appropriately, resting in a parking lot of a rest area in southern Maine. I ate lunch, and they mostly sunned themselves while sitting or standing on one webbed foot. I snapped this photo just as one of the birds took a big yawn. I don't often see birds yawn, do you?
For more on gulls, check out my Quick Guide to Gulls series, which serves up a sampling of New England species: