Gabby The Laughing Gull
I first met Gabby in 2010. No person could imagine a laughing gull finding them on the beach every year for ten years. They certainly would not think the gull would spend time with them on the beach and follow them around. That is exactly what Gabby did with me every July. I actually missed three years but he still found me. I started writing his story a while back, but I had a person discourage me, telling me it was ridiculous. Through the years I took many videos and photos of our connection. This year, 2019, Gabby did more than he has ever done before with me. People on the island actually saw how he connects with me. There has to be a reason he follows me on the beach and finds me every year I go there. It is not every day a person has a laughing gull adopt them, so I am writing my tween book about this experience, hopefully to teach young people the importance of the sea life and the oceans where they live. Above is the very first photo that I took of him in 2010.
I will be posting updates on my book here and will be taking pre orders as well.
For the purpose of the book I have changed his name to Gabby. Gabbiano is Italian for seagull. His name is really Tweety bird but for legal reasons I renamed him Gabby for my book.
Looking back, Gabby was walking behind me.
He flew out over the water and landed right on the edge of the sand.
I watched him as he stood there. Suddenly, he flew back to the bench.