Yellow seagulls in city
Last updated 12:10 28/03/2013
A yellow seagull spotted near the
Museum and . Art Gallery
Yellow seagulls are making quite the appearance in Invercargill.
Several yellow gulls have been spotted in various locations across Invercargill in the past couple of weeks, and have people questioning what has happened to the birds.
One of the brightly coloured gulls made an appearance at
and left two young pupils wondering why the usually white and grey birds looked
as though they have been coloured in by a highlighter. Newfield Park School
Sean has his theories about why it is yellow, but hoped Mr Esler would be able to give him a more definite answer.
"It could have flown too close to the sun. It could be the sunshine that makes it yellow," the boy said.
Mr Esler has different ideas about why the bird is yellow, but even with the descriptive drawing and a photo, he was left puzzled.
He believes it could be part of a study or someone was having a bit of fun.
The bird that the school children had spotted was a three-month-old red-billed gull, and it is not the only yellow gull. Another was seen at the
, which is clearly
different, he said. Southland
But the yellow seagulls have not been seen at the museum for several days now and that was probably due to its unusual looks, Mr Hazley said.