Nature Through My Lens

Gull

All That I Can See

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A Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) surveying all it sees on it’s favourite perch, a old stump, in Mill Lake.


Any Port in a Storm

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A small group of Gulls found this puddle in a vacant lot in Abbotsford, B.C. to be quite to their liking. They became alert and stopped bathing when we pulled up.


Standing Proud

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A proud Mew Gull (larus canus) standing on the sand at White Rock while the tide is out. I believe this to be an adult Nonbreeding bird.


Gull Time

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The golden hour just before the sun sinks below the horizon makes for nice light. It also seems to bring out a final flury of Gulls over the water. Maybe looking for that last bit of food before dark. The skies were quite dramatic.


Gull Country

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As the Sun goes down the locals gather at the end of the rock jetty, in White Rock


Stop or I’ll Jump

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This rather brave Gull let this lady walk right up to it. When she got there, I think it changed it’s mind. My Gull identification skills are sadly lacking, so I won’t try. Everybody will be saying, “Oh, That’s a Blah, Blah, Blah! Hope you do, then I’ll know!


Bonaparte’s Gull

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A Bonaparte’s Gull in flight along a row of Sailboats at White Rock pier.


Waiting for the Train

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Standing beside the tracks, I guess this guy’s waiting for the train!


Against the Waves

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This immature Herring Gull seems to be defying the waves from coming in


On a Piling

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Incoming

A Gull coming in for a landing.  Sorry, I don't know for sure what it is.  My gull ID isn't good.  They are a confusing lot!

A Gull coming in for a landing. Sorry, I don’t know for sure what it is. My gull ID isn’t good. They are a confusing lot!


You Talking to Me…


While on the beach at White Rock yesterday, I was taking pictures of everything I could see with wings! Lots of Gulls of course.
Wading in from the deep end, this Ring-billed Gull had a serious gleam in it’s eye, and frown on it’s face. Not wanting a confrontation with this chap/chappie, I moved along! (hee, hee, not really). But, it definitely had that look!
Click on the image for a closeup.


Best Side


This is my best side! But really, these pink boots!!


Friday Buffet


The line up at the buffet was pretty good this afternoon. But the crab left me wanting more!


King Canute Gull Faces the Waves!


Like King Canute of bygone days, this immature Western Gull looks like it is defying the waves from coming in. Alas to no avail!


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After a busy day, we went for a walk at White Rock. It was a beautiful afternoon and there were a lot of people out enjoying it. The tide was coming in. It was an idyllic late afternoon, seaside scene. I got some good shots too!

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This Western Gull was sitting on a light post in a parking lot. Not one to miss out on a dropped morsel of food, it keeps a sharp eye out for any opportunity.


Coming in for a Landing


Flaps down, check, Gear down, check.
Can’t tell the species from this angle but it’s a great shot from Silver Lamb Studios.