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Friday, February 22, 2008

Seagull Swarm

Being in Naples, Florida for the winter is pretty nice. I took myself to the beach at 16th Street South and enjoyed a day in the sun reading and sketching when about 1000 seagulls flew in and landed on the beach. Photographing birds in flight is a crap shoot and everyone was running around taking pictures. At one point when the birds took flight I just held up the camera and shot it. Now I'm using it for my desktop background. Check out Vulture Cafe for some really great bird photos by Dawn.

11 comments:

Dawn said...

wow Mary! great photos of the gulls and the everglades. I envy you there in the warmth. your gull photo of them all flying looks like a black skimmer right near the middle, very cool bird! the other gull photos look like laughing and ring-billed gulls. And I love the everglades pic of the Anhinga almost camaflaged.I cannot wait for our trip down there in the future. And thank you for mentioning me!

rdl said...

love the 1st shot. them sweeping in like that a little creepy a la Hitchcocks "Birds" tho.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hey this is a great site too...I love to see the beach as I can not wait till spring and summer. I will wander around here and read some....wow what a versatile place this is...I think I will be coming back here..you have so many exciting pictures, I think you are really different and unusual in how you do your blogging...I love blogs that are wildly creative and you are!!!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Wildly creative...wow. That makes me happy!
Thanks everyone.
Missin' ya rdl XO :D

Dawn said...

Hi Mary,

just black Skimmer, no gull attached! Black skimmers usually feed at night and while flying low over the water, they leave the lower half of their bill in the water to skim fish up into their mouths.
no eagles today darn it!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Love the picture of the seagulls.. fascinating to watch.. Must be so nice to spend the winter in Florida... We have had so many snow storms up here this year..it isn't funny! Wish I was a seagull. I'd fly down there too... gwen

John "little like sand" said...

Fun things happen when you just click on an interesting link. What great photo`s. I once swamped a boat and its` trailer in the glades! Also swamped the trunk of the car pulling the trailer.

quintarantino said...

Great photos and amazing nature!

Just Plain 'Jane' said...

Fantastic photos!!

Paz said...

Love the photos of the birds and nature in general. Yes, fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Paz

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