Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday's Birds

A quick trip to take my mother to the oceanfront last week - not much going on there.  Tourists have gone home, and it was pretty quiet.  But, I did see a few dolphins playing in the water, and the usual assortment of water birds along the shore.  This fellow was attempting to eat something that looked like a Cheeto - without much success.  He finally dropped it and went on his way...


The best I can do for identification is "some kind of brown gull"...pretty sad, isn't it?  When I start trying to ID these birds, I get swimmy-headed!  There are simply too many of them, and so many look similar.


21 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hi Linda, Pretty shots of the gulls.I am horrible at id-ing gulls. The juvies and even 1st and 2nd years gulls can look different. I would leave the id to the experts. I do love you photos, seeing the dolphins would make my day too. Have a happy day!

Andy said...

Gulls keep the beaches clean. They are quick to gobble up any food left behind by the tourist.

Elizabeth Edwards said...

i can hear them now... calling to each other. ha. ha!! great views. (:

Dianna said...

Gulls are pretty on the beach, but they're bullies when I'm trying to feed "my" swans!
Great pictures, but I can't help you with the identification!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Good Morning Linda! Gull is good enough don't you think?... :) Jealous you made it to the beach!

Kerri said...

I don't see enough gulls to get familiar with them at all. But I still LOVE to see them :) Nice captures!

Pat said...

I love the beach when it's not crowded. Lovely shots of the gulls.

EG CameraGirl said...

Often (maybe always), brown gulla are juveniles. I think identifying gulls can be frustrating.

TexWisGirl said...

and i would have said juvenile gulls and that would be all i could say, too. :)

Red said...

Photo is as interesting as the speculation about what the gull is doing and what kind it is.
With gulls people love them or hate them...very majestic flight...scavengers.

Gary said...

Great shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Adam Jones said...

I like to look at gulls but am terrible at IDing them. Nice shots.

kaye said...

lovely pictures and I bet you had a lovely time with your mother.

Mary said...

They look intent on survival, the wild things. Good pics.

Carletta said...

I couldn't attempt to identify these but you got some great shots!
Can I not call myself a birder if I don't know their names? Hmmmm...
:)

Brian King said...

Fantastic shots! Gulls are difficult for me to ID. I wouldn't know for sure what these are.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think that you're spot on Linda, that's exactly what they are 'brown gulls'. How fab to see the dolphins, there's something very special about dolphins I think.

Kathy said...

I love gulls. They're just always so happy to have their picture taken!

Stewart M said...

Gull ID down here in Australia is a bit less of a problem - we only really get 3 species!

Nice pictures - and I wont make myself look silly by offering an opinion as to what yours are!

Thanks for linking to WBW - and sorry for late reply, I was in Dubai all last week and work rather took over my life!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

NixBlog said...

Love those shots!

NixBlog said...

Love those shots!