Table 1.

Average seasonal weights of fecal samples from gulls and geesea

Source of fecesSeasonNo. of droppingsAvg wet wt (g) (overall avg)b
Ring-billed gullAutumn540.54
Winter620.42
Spring690.50
Summer640.47 (0.48)
Canada gooseAutumnc 298.23
Winterc 235.85
Spring549.33
Summer659.98 (8.35)
  • a Fecal samples were collected in Westchester County, N.Y.

  • b Weights of samples collected from 1995 to 1997 were averaged by season.

  • c Goose fecal weights of samples collected during autumn of 1995 and winter of 1996 were not determined.