Wednesday, August 21, 2013

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

There is a super large parking lot on the other side of town that plays host to  alot of different stores and fast food restaurants. But the main attraction there isn't eateries or retail. It's seagulls. Miles from a lake they congregate there looking for a handout. Sometimes they get lucky and most of the time they just start a feeding frenzy among local photographers. Of which I'm one. I can sit there for hours snapping away. These birds fascinate me. Here are some pics of my feathered friends. I use a Nikon s9500 to blink my images into permanence. Click on individual photos to enlarge.
DON'T RUFFLE THESE FEATHERS
 
 

9 comments:

Paula said...

Awww fowls of a feather flock together.

Lucy said...

Going to see if I can find a good enchilada casserole recipie.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Strange as it seems, we saw seagulls in the middle of farm country last week. I would think we were way too far from the lake for them to travel there, But who knows, maybe they migrated to where the food was and decided to stay around.

Sara S. said...

Seeing your seagull pics makes me think about what happened 3 yrs ago. Shortly after Don and I got married, my work wanted me to go to Munising, MI to help out with a bank branch that was having problems. Munising is located right on Lake Superior and tons of seagulls around. During my lunch break I had stepped out back of the building and while I was outside the entire flock of HUNDREDS of seagulls took off from the roof. What's the first thing a bird does after resting and takes flight???? IT POOPS!!! I remember thanking God that there was a tiny overhang over the door. It only stuck out about 3 feet, but it was just big enough to SAVE ME from the mass of pooh raining down all around me.

linda eller said...

Love the photos! Good shots!

jack69 said...

HA< at Sara's comment.
Those are beautiful birds, I have NEVER noticed the different designs on feathers before. I thought they all wore the same coat!

((SMILES)) from North Carolina. I have always been amazed at seeing seagulls so far from huge bodies of water.

Chatty Crone said...

Those are seagulls and they have two different types of coloring!

Ellen in Oregon said...

Where I live in Portland is about 75 miles from the coast & everytime there is a storm or strong winds, the Portland metro area become their home away from home for a good part of the Winter. They only stay until the storm passes & they can return to the beach again. They don't seem to mind flying back & forth for a little city life. I think the strong West winds we get makes their flight in fast & they coast on the air currents and tail winds. Our gulls mainly look like you past photo. Classic grey & cream. I Like the little spotty guy that look like some of our sandpipers.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your seagull pictures are so pretty, Taryterre. These birds are very interesting to me. They seem to be most at home near the ocean.

Happy weekend.

Love,
~Sheri