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They're everywhere, from the local lakes and the Susquehanna River in the rolling fields and farms of southcentral PA to the Bay and the sea shore. In winter, they hang out in parking lots (raiding dumpsters? Waiting for fast food leftovers?), in spring they follow tractors churning up fresh ground and invertebrates. The most common ones here are the ring billed gull, the laughing gull with its black cap, the herring gull and the great black backed gull. Their cries in the dark inspired "the sea longing" in one of Tolkien's characters in Lord of the Rings, and never fail to speak to me of the sea and adventure.