Thursday, March 18, 2010

Herring Gull

Herring Gull
Originally uploaded by gibsonsgolfer
This gull is 110 years old.

The date on the tag is December, 1900. It was given to my wife and I as a wedding present in 1971 and had been part of a collection of the person who gave it to us. We were living in North Central BC and he knew how much we liked the coast.

The taxidermist, as noted on the tag, was Francis Kermode who started with the British Columbia Museum in 1890 and it had been kept in Victoria BC for many years prior to us coming along as owners. It now sits out in the garage, but immediately came to mind with today's daily shoot challenge.

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