Monday, August 16, 2010

Hanging with the Gulls

A few more pictures from our evening at the beach last week





I know Gulls are considered the rats of the ocean world but I still enjoy seeing and photographing them




My husband seemed to think he was going to sneak up on the gulls. Quite honestly they didn't seem to mind to much!


There was plenty to eat on this end of the beach so having a person nearby didn't really faze the birds too much. What you can't see is all the trash mixed in with the seaweed. Such a shame.

Carry in, carry out should be the motto of anyone who goes to the beach.


I still can't figure out what he was eating. It doesn't look like a shell I recognize. And maybe it's not a shell at all.



The poor crab, it had very recently passed on. Even the eyes were missing.
Yikes!




A lone, immature Bonaparte's Gull





Me. No, those aren't my footprints in the sand ; )





39 comments:

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Great photos.
And you look very pretty!

Snappy Di said...

Lovin' the turquoise flip flops! You look awesome!

Di

dAwN said...

Awesome photos Sharon! you look lovely.

Chrissykat said...

What is a beach without seagulls? I don't mind them one bit & your photos of them are simply beautiful. Looks like you both had a lovely day at the beach...life is good, no?

janet said...

One of my guilty pleasures is watching ring-billed gulls. It's amazing that a creature so common can be so beautiful and fascinating. Your photos are lovely.

Country Girl said...

Love this little walk on the water's edge with you, Sharon. You look lovely!

Mary said...

Sharon, you do look ravishing. Seriously. And these photos are the best. Oh, I wish I were there with you on the beach... I only see the gulls in parking lots down here.

Mary

Laura said...

I love the picture of the gull riding the wave! And you're in my favorite color - nice picture of you, Sharon!

Cindy said...

Fantastic photos. Love them. And I agree that's a nice picture of you.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Beautiful pictures... the beach you go to is so lovely! (it's shame about the littering, though) :(

Chatelaine said...

Wow your photos jump off the screen at me. Wonderful job of photographing the gulls. Lovely beachy post in the last days of Summer.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

As always, beautiful photos. I especially love the gull riding the waves. Wonderful picture of you. Thank you for taking us along on your walk on the beach.

PS. I agree...carry on, carry off.

Jayne said...

Tee hee hee Sharon... not your feet? Are you sure??

Heather T. said...

My eyes just love your photos ♥ - absolutely beautiful, as if I could just reach in and grab them.

Nancy Medina said...

Hey lady, that is a cute picture of you. And you are about the size of a little bird, so how can you blame folks for wondering about those footprints, hmmm?

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your walk on the beach. Cute outfit!

Carolynn said...

Beautiful day. I love seagulls too. And, the footprints they leave in the sand. That's a gorgeous photo of you, too!

Riet said...

Another series of beautiful pictures Sharon and you look very pretty and young.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow. These are such beautiful shots and so clear. I apologize about the Mr. Linky list being from last week. The new list is up and I hope you're able to repost your link so no one misses these wonderful shots.

ewok1993 said...

you captured clear interesting images from your excursion to the beach.

have a lovely day.

MaggieGem said...

Thanks for sharing your day at the beach... your photo's are as good as being there!

Manang Kim said...

Is that you? You are gorgeous! And I cracked to laughter here about that footprints hahahaha makes my day. Happy Tuesday!
Watery Wednesday

Siromade said...

Wow, I love the photo of seagulls jumping on the tides what a good catch...that's a beautiful beach to visit and who's footprints is that? the crab?

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Arija said...

What a fun time you had at the beach. Love the silver-grey reflection in the first and the surfing sea gull, nice shot of the hind quarters of the on in flight too.

Erica Houskeeper said...

Such nice photos, as always! I feel like I could reach out and touch the water in these photos.

Oh, and you look gorgeous by the way!

Mimi said...

Gorgeous photos.
Mimi

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

Wonderful set of watery photos and great closeups of birds

Pat said...

I, too, love seagulls. These pictures are so beautiful! I love the reflection of the gulls in the water.

Can you shoot me an email to tell me how you post the large size photos on your blog? I'd appreciate it - thanks!

Wifey10 said...

Fantastic photos! really full of life..
Good day!

Tricia said...

Absolutely wonderful captures, especially the gull body surfing... wonder where he learned to do that! LoL!

Claus said...

Hello there! greetings from Guatemala. Coming by through Susan's Writing Straight from the Heart. Gorgeous blog you have going on here. I absolutely adore your pictures. I like to see the surroundings of places in the world I can only imagine to visit. Your area is simply breath-taking. Thanks for sharing!
have a lovely day.

Lesley said...

Great shot of the gull jumping the wave!

Junneth said...

Nature's Wonder. Excellent!

Susannah said...

Gorgeous shots! Captivating! You look wonderful, Sharon. I love that color you are wearing!

Susannah

Gale said...

Beautiful! I'm especially amazed by the water on the second gull picture. They may be the rats of the ocean...but then, I like rats too (or, actually, mice).

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My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

beautiful...you and the ocean

and your sweet pets too....

enjoyed my visit here today

kary and teddy

Mary Lou said...

Your photos are truly gorgeous..I never saw a sea gull look so great.