Glaucous-winged Gull eating a Starfish

I observed this Glaucous-winged Gull attempting to ingest a starfish (I have no idea what species) at Maplewood Conservation Area on October 3rd. On several other occasions I’ve seen gulls with a starfish stuck in their mouth but I’ve never witnessed one actually swallow the starfish. This particular gull was seen from the footbridge that separates the east and west side of Maplewood. I watched it for several minutes before it spat the starfish out and then picked it up again and continued trying to swallow it.

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