A few oyster-catchers and gulls were generally about the beach, and in the lake a few wild ducks.
"A Voyage to the South Sea" by William Bligh
Gull-catcher, applied to sharpers, 120; groper, 120.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
"Great black-backed gulls nest on Little Gull, " she says, "as well as herring gulls, double-crested cormorants, and possibly a pair of oyster catchers.