I apologize for taking so long to post about the Gloucester Gulls. It's been a long week and I'm so glad it finally over.
Lined up are the three herring trawlers; Endeavor, Challenger, and Voyager, along with a schooner on the end
When we arrived at the fishing pier overlooking Gloucester harbor I jumped out of the car and went straight for the birds. Judging by the commotion something big had to be going on!
I don't know that is was 'big' but in a birds eyes it's about survival. My gosh, what an awful job this guy has.
You can see where the Gulls steal the fish from as they roll out of the conveyor belt into the shoot. I only saw one actually get a fish and he swallowed it whole as the other birds attacked him!
Here comes an immature gull now hoping to get lucky
This isn't the best video, but you get the idea of what it's like. Mayhem!!!
After watching the Gulls for a few minutes my husband and I walked over to the other side of the pier and had a look at the Princess Laura
I'd seen her before but she's still a beauty
Looking out into the harbor (with the sun directly overhead) you can see the old paint factory on the left and the schooner, Peacemaker (formally known as Avany), turning around then going back to port.
The Erin E. Miller coming in.
And that's just a brief moment in time in Gloucester harbor. You might want to cover your head when you visit.