Saturday, February 21, 2015

THE SEAGULLS DESCENDED.....

We had our first full day of snow today.  It started at ten this morning and it is still snowing, not expected to let up until 10.00 p.m.  We have had a couple of dustings this winter, an inch on one occasion, two or three inches on the other, so we have been lucky so far compared to our friends up north.  It may be turning into rain because it doesn't have the look of those big cotton ball flakes that we had earlier in the day.  We shall have to see what we wake up to.

Getting back to the title of this post, the seagulls descended after we left our in-law's house.  Celia was kind enough to send me photos she had taken, so I am sharing them with all the meme's at the bottom of this post.  Thanks Celia!









I cropped a few so that we could see them closer up.





















This is the first time they have had seagulls on their deck and they have lived in this house for several years.



I am joining the following memes as they become available.  You can click on each to see other participants.  Misty at Camera Critters, Eileen at Saturday's Critters, Anni at Bird D'Pot, Michelle at Nature Notes and Stuart at Wild Bird Wednesday.  A big thank you to our hosts for these wonderful memes.

38 comments:

  1. What amazing scenes from your backyard! Nice to see these beautiful birds!
    Greetings

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  2. these are awesome photos, they must have come because they can't find food in the snow and ice. love every one of these and especially the ones with wings spread

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  3. Great shots of the gulls. I've never had them at my house but I see them in the winter at the lake near my house and have caught shots of them in the snow before. I'm kind of surprised with all of our ice they haven't come to my deck in search of food like all the other birds.

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  4. Hello Denise, I guess the birds are all looking for places that have food. Great photos of the gulls. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

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  5. What a wonderful treat to have these birds visiting them.

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  6. I think many gulls are very hungry this year! Neat photos of the gulls, Denise!

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  7. This is lovely, Denise. They are definitely enjoying their treat. :)

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  8. they seemed to enjoy their meal time

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  9. Amazing...I cannot imagine having gulls come to my deck!

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  10. Quite a crowd! The shots of them in flight are amazing!

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  11. how cute! glad they found bread and seed for their meal! i'm sure they appreciated it!

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  12. it must be a seagull type of day, as someone else was featuring the same bird on their blog.

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  13. they must have been very hungry to come this close to the house. great shots of them. Have a great weekend.

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  14. Oh my gosh! Great pictures. Does she live close to water? I wonder if they are a stranded inland flock? Was there food there?

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  15. Superb photo especially the one with the seagull frenzy! Loved seeing the swept path and the snow all around. Looks pretty but everyone says they're over the snow now?
    Wren x

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  16. What fun pictures of the seagulls! We usually see seagulls at the shoreline so this is a very pretty different setting for your pictures.

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  17. Wow! Amazing to have them so close to the house ~ Great shots!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  18. interesting contrast in the snow

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  19. I never see gulls in my yard but they do like the schoolyard at the end of the lock.

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  20. We have had the odd birds show up and then never again seen them here to it happens . Like I did a post of a dead fish in our yard oh we live miles away from the lake and the river is down the road it was from a prey bird that must of dropped on it's way over . Lovely photos , you can have some of our snow we have plenty to share hehe ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  21. seems funny to see gulls in the snow.

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  22. Isn't that amazing? We in Western Australis would never think of feeding seagulls but then we don't get snow, so no need to bother. We tend to think of them more as pests than anything although they are very beautiful birds. They inhabit our rubbish tips and become somewhat of a nuisance when one is picnicking or similar.
    Having said all that I truly loved the pictures and thank you for sharing.

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  23. We're having the same thing down here in Greensboro, NC (less the gulls). Love the 5th photo with the sun shining through the feathers. Beautiful.

    Janis
    GDP

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  24. We had snow all day too. I enjoyed the gull pictures.

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  25. Great captures! Gulls are fun to watch, but I'm not sure I'd want to have them on my deck. It must be hard for them to find food.

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  26. Paging Mr. Hitchcock!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  27. It must have been fun to watch the seagulls. The snow missed my area today. At least no more ice.

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  28. Good morning, Denise. Whoopee Blogger has allowed me to comment on your blog again.

    Love the pictures of the gulls in the garden. We were visited by one solitary common gull the other day but there was nothing for him to eat. The other birds had scoffed the lot.

    Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  29. Absolutely magnificent!!! I love how the sunlight filters through their wings. You have some marvelous images today.

    Thank you for joining with your link at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!!!

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  30. Those gulls must have been reading your blog and noticed the excellent meals you prepare Denise.{:))
    So they thought they would pay you a visit.{:))

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  31. Great stuff. I would love to be able to temp the gulls to land in my back yard.

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  32. lovely photos, they must be very hungry!
    I especially like the photos of them in mid flight!
    xxx

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  33. Awesome images!! I see them everywhere here at the shore but never in my yard. Too bad you missed them but nice of your friend to share!!

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  34. Such amazing clicks Denise..here I am being happy feeding sparrows and just imagine ur friends getting a chance to feed seagulls..so satisfying!!

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  35. They were thankful for their handouts! :-) Wonderful shots shared with you by your sil. And, did I see a chicken?

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  36. Wow! That's pretty darn amazing! I'm wondering if they live near the ocean.

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