Thacher Island Seagull Control
MIKE SPRINGER/Staff photo
A biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds a baby gull to examine it. Although the scientists are working to reduce the gull population on the island by poking holes in gull eggs, they are careful not to hurt hatched gulls. The old adage that a mother bird will not take care of her young after it has been touched by a human is an "old wives' tale," according to Frank Drauszewski.