Saturday, September 03, 2011

Seagull Dinner Cruise

On our cruise out to Sucia Island, we met up with this intrepid seagull paddling from boat to boat looking for food.

It made him easy to capture on film, but it was sad to see how dependent he had become on human handouts. He better keep up his fishing skills, or winter will be a real hungry time.

Susannah experienced just in the opposite on her trip to Sliammon beach. Head on over to Wanderin' Weeta to see what she found. -- Margy

10 comments:

  1. Lovely photo, Margy. So many gulls have become used to begging from people, but I would think they can manage when the people aren't around.
    Yes, very different from what Susannah experienced.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  2. This is a good shot! I like the way the gull is floating on the reflections!

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  3. The reflection on the water is gorgeous!

    Please come and meet our bunny Wubzy, have a lovely Saturday!

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  4. Wonderfully serene shot.

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  5. In the UK we have the strange thing that in coastal areas the gulls' breeding grounds are dropping at such an alarming rate that they have become a protected species. However in urban areas they have become such a vermin problem that councils want to carry out pest control but can't because they are protected!

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  6. Really nice shot. So many textures here.

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  7. I guess even birds will take the easy option when it's handed to them. We get them coming in to the fields when there are storms at sea.
    Lovely photo, the light and reflections on the water are great.

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  8. I think seagulls are survivors. This one will find another place to beg when the weather turns colder. Here they eat a LOT of French fries.

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