I love walking along the water at this time of year, as we get so many different sea birds visiting. They are hard to photograph though, as the lighting isn’t great and often they are bobbing on the dark water. So I just admire them, and sometimes look them up in my bird book when we get home. Of course, there are always bald eagles around, and a few herons, and cormorants, along with the visitors. But the most common shore bird, by far, is the gull.
Seagulls, beach chickens, s**t hawks …. there are as many names as there are colourations. They make you nervous when they fly overhead. They love food and will arrive in droves if you toss any their way. (Have you seen Finding Nemo? They really are like that. “Food, food, food; mine, mine, mine!!!”) Seagulls get a bad rap, but they do have their own beauty. And I like that they hang out together, near the water. I can relate to that.