Monday, November 25, 2013

Seagull Parade

I love to be around seagulls.  For one thing it usually means I am near the ocean, a place I don't get to see as often as I would like.  These flying acrobats are noisy, can be aggressive if there is food around, and there is always a danger of them dropping those disgusting little 'packages' on our heads, no matter if there is one flying over or several.  


All this aside I still love them.  They make me smile every time I am in their company.  










  





To stop seagulls from landing on these moorings, large nails are driven into the wood.  Seagulls laugh and ignore them. 


I laugh and ignore them!















And they speak to me!


29 comments:

  1. Snap. And most of the seagulls I see in my inland city have never and probably will never see the sea. They are still greedy opportunists - with a lot of charm.

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  2. he hee very funny. Great bird shots. I get so frustrated trying to capture birds. I like the way they stand on the beach and all face the same way.

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  3. The birds photos are beautiful!
    Monday greetings.

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  4. I'm definitely fascinated by seagulls too. After all I did name my son after Jonathan Livingston Seagull. And he's living up to his name!

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  5. I love seeing birds soaring in the sky.
    I like the cry of the seagull as, of course, I'm usually by the coast when I hear the sound, which is the best place to be, especially on a lovely sunny day!

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  6. Fabulous selection of images Denise!! I too adore seagulls - with all their weird and wonderful ways! Ours here presently have bright, dark red legs. (Someone) said that the colour of the legs dictates what cycle of the mating season it is?

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  7. hi Denise. Well that last shot made me really laugh out loud. thanks. I live at the sea so love seeing the Gull. Your shots are brilliant especially getting the flight shot.

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  8. What a great set of photos. I seldom ever sea a seagull, none around here! Have a good day, Diane

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  9. Jolie publication!
    Very nice post! nice pictures
    Thanks & Welcome for your comment and your next visit to my blogs.
    Have a nice day! Cath.

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  10. Great post! This but a big smile on my face!!

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  11. I love these photos. Excellent job, Denise!

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  12. I like them too.They have character!
    Could we lowly humans adapt to so many conditions as seagulls have done?
    Jane x

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  13. You have a lovely sequence of shots, Denise. I think there are few places in UK now which don't see gulls, noisy scavengers that they are. I love their wild calls.

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  14. We love seagulls. When we are down in the Florida Keys the seagulls are so much fun to feed and watch. There are two that chat like teenage girls. My girls love to throw bread crumbs in the air and watch them catch them in mid air. Lovely post. Glad I found your blog.

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  15. so cute. definitely not a bird i get to see here. the closest are the ones that gather in walmart parking lots looking for fast food handouts. :)

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  16. Beautiful! I love the ones with the movement in them. Nice job! :-)

    All the best from the Netherlands,
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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  17. I like gulls! Great shots, last one gave me chuckle.

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  18. Great shots. And there are so many different kinds of gulls in the Chesapeake too.

    The good news….bird poop does not contain the same pathogens as mammal poop, so you are unlikely to develop a disease from their droppings even if they fall on your head. And they might hit you in the face if you keep taking those overhead photos. Also, birds generally poop just before takeoff to lighten their load, or after landing. They do a big poop early in the AM and little ones later, depending on the species. Pigeons are awfully poopy.

    Dianne

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  19. Nothing scares those guys! Darling cartoon! I am usually the one out of a crowd of people who gets dumped on ... but I still like seeing them because, as you say, it means I'm at the ocean!

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  20. Absolutely delightful post, Denise. I have always loved seagulls...yes, in spite of their drawbacks as you have mentioned here. Your photos are fantastic! I chuckled at the one with the "feed me, feed me". :)
    In Montreal, besides around waterfront areas, you can often find seagulls around McDonald's restaurants. They love the fries. LOL!

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  21. Wonderful images... love these birds.

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  22. I laughed to see how the seagulls still go on the pilings with the nails in them. I don't live by the ocean or even a lake. We do have a river and a creek. We still see flocks of seagulls here from time to time. Perhaps the wind blows them here.

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  23. Hahaha, I love the "Feed me! Feed me!" I love birds, and I live by the ocean so I see these guys a lot. :)

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  24. Denise, I love your collection of gulls shots. And the last "feed me" is too cute! Have a great evening and week ahead! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  25. Very nice! You got some wonderful flight shots! We get gulls around here during the winter.

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  26. Wow! You got terrific images. Love the one in flight, just its face.

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  27. That header is compelling Embrace your Thanksgiving

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  28. Your series of photos is fantastic. You captured these birds absolutely amazing! I love the photos with birds in movement and flight!

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