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Friendly Friday: Sea Creatures

When I read the prompt for the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures I was all at sea.

It’s over 20 years since I lived anywhere close to a sea and even then most of my visits to the coast were to photograph birds. Then I thought about gulls, most people call them seagulls, although some have probably never seen a sea.

So I thought a varied selection of photos of gulls was as close as I was going to get to sea creatures.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

A section of the winter gull roost on the move at Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich, Cheshire, England. They’re mostly Black-headed Gulls in this photo.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

A calling Ring-billed Gull on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

A section of the winter gull roost at sunset, Hurleston Reservoir, Cheshire, England.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

A juvenile Ring-billed Gull yawning on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. Obviously bored with the photo session.

 

12 replies on “Friendly Friday: Sea Creatures”

Great pictures. I always call them seagulls and am often surprised to see groups of them away from the coast. Perhaps I need to revisit that! The bottom one looks like it is hoping its mother might relent and feed it.

Thanks Susan. It’s funny you should say that about the last photo. I was thinking about explaining that the bright red gape is a stimulant to an adult to feed it in the caption.

Amazing captures of creatures that inhabit “seaside” areas. I am so glad you found a way to join in with the prompt. Any interpretation is just fine with me and it means I get to see incredible photography. That shot of the birds at sunset is just mesmerizing. I have a wall in my new house that a photo such as that would fit perfectly – printed out on a large canvas! I will just have to imagine it there!

Thank you. The crazy thing is, the birds at sunset sat in my slide archives being ignored until this winter when I started a project trying to digitize as many as possible. Now it’s becoming a favourite.

There’s around 15,000 slides and two thousand black and white negatives. 90% of the slides are extensively captioned on the slide mounts so I’m keywording the copies using the captions, including common English names and scientific names for the natural history subjects.

I started around Christmas and have around two thirds of the slides done so maybe another six weeks depending on how I decided to do the black and white negatives.

Wat een grote bek, zeg … , dat tongetjes … Dus, meeuwen zijn ook moe en slaperig … Waar slapen ze dan? Op de grond? In het gras? In de bomen? Langs de kust van Lake Huron op `n grote steen … Prachtige foto`s … Ja … Tot nu toe onovertroffen … Werner, die ligt in het ziekenhuis met een zeer been. Geen idee … , ontstekingen zoiets … Hij reageert op mijn blog * met een vlinder op een bloem: 9 van de 10 keer … Ook zo`n lieve jongen in de natuur, die zijn foto’s blogt … Amsterdam, 1-3-2020, 1.50 uur … Welterusten!

Sorry, I just found this in the spam folder. I don’t know if the young bird is yawning or begging to be fed. The bright red gape is a stimulant to adults to feed a youngster.

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