At work today I noticed a sea gull eating a French fry near the road, it would stay by the trash waiting to eat anything deposited.
Appendix C. Bird species observed or suspected in Kokanee Creek Provincial Park (based on Nelson Naturalists 1997 bird checklist and supplemental occurrence records)
from 1998 survey Holt R.F., J.B. Korol and Machmer, M.M. 1998.
The common gull (European and Asian subspecies; see below) or mew gull (North American subspecies) Larus canus is a medium-sized gull which breeds in northern Asia, northern Europe and northwestern North America. It migrates further south in winter. Its name does not indicate that it is an abundant species, but that during the winter it feeds on common land, short pasture used for grazing.