Saturday Evening Bath, Bird-Style (#342)

On a Saturday evening beach walk, I spied a flock of sea gulls bathing in Wages Creek just a few feet from where it enters into the Pacific.

The wonder of a telephoto lens is that I can now observe wildlife from a “safe” distance.  The gulls were aware but not wary of my presence some 50 feet away.

 

Bathing in the Creek

Bathing in the Creek

Flying to a nearby rock to “dry off ” in the warm sun.

Landing on the sunning rock

Landing on the sunning rock

 

Hangin’ with their Buds in the evening sun

 

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All tuckered out and ready for bed

About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Grateful for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace. Inhale love; exhale gratitude.
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10 Responses to Saturday Evening Bath, Bird-Style (#342)

  1. Sher says:

    Really nice pictures. I especially like the last one. Aren’t those lenses the best?

  2. Connie T says:

    The one on the rock is a good picture of the bird. I love the ocean.

  3. nomaggsrush says:

    I live under the final approach to Heathrow airport (not for much longer tho’) and the landing capture looks so like the queue of planes I often see coming in … birds are all the more amazing as they don’t have air traffic controllers!! 🙂

  4. Have you ever watched one of the cartoon, I think it is “Finding Nemo” where the seagulls are all talking at once saying “More, More”.
    Take bread or a package of crackers to the sea with you and you will have the entire beach filled with all the seagulls for miles around. Throw the bread in the air while trying to capture a pic. It is challenging but loads of fun!

  5. Edge of Chic says:

    The last pic is stunning! You can see the details in his feathers. Loving that telephoto lens!

  6. I know! That blew my mind! Thank you, Arianna!

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