The Seagull and the Foghorn

Yesterday I saw this curious scene in Monterreal Castle, in Bayona (Pontevedra, Spain). A young yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis), still in the plumage of her first winter, was perched on the battlements. In the distance you could hear the foghorn (also called fog siren) of Cabo Estay, in Vigo, but to listen to it you will have to turn up the volume of your mobile or computer. The seagull listened to him very attentively and, at the same time, watching me. If you want to know how to listen to that nautophone up close, click here.

The peninsula that is seen in the background in the video is Monteferro. The Monument to the Universal Navy, also known as the “Beacon of the Dead”, stands out on its summit.

This is how a foghorn sounds
The sober ‘Beacon of the Dead’ of Monteferro: history of the Monument to the Universal Navy

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