Thursday, January 28, 2010

Riding the Bow Wave

Last week I shared some sky photos of our ferry crossing to Mukilteo, Washington.

All the way across from Clinton to Mukilteo a flock of seagulls rode the wave of air rising off the front of the ferry. They were amazing to watch.

They would swoop low in front of the bow of the ship and then shoot high up in the air, bank around and do it all over again.

Wayne and I were mesmerized by their antics and wondered how they learned this behaviour. They caught a free ride all the way across from Whidbey Island to the Washington mainland. I'm sure they caught the return ferry run just for the fun of it. -- Margy

5 comments:

  1. Don’t think I’ve heard of Skywatch before so thanks for the link. It’s beyond fantastic to see these amazing visuals. Some photos are a little slow to download and I don’t know all the details yet. But from what I’ve seen, the sky picture links are an eye-opening way to explore new blogs and to visit cultures and cities from around the world.

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  2. Seagulls are so beautful. I always had this wixh of being a bird at least for one day! These photos remind me of Richard Bach's book, which impressed me so much when I was a 10-year-old girl!

    Lovely creatures, and yes, I would love to understand how their brains work to make them keep this behaviour!

    Kisses and love from us.

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  3. We live about 25 miles from Lake Erie, and I really do like taking pictures of the Seagulls. They are always enertaining.
    B.

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  4. Thanks everyone for stopping by my SkyWatch post this week. The gulls were amazing to watch, of course with a good sky background just right for a Friday post. - Margy

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