16 August 2010

ocean birds

bird watching on the coast can be so calming. here gulls squawk and soar and drift on the air singly or in large flocks. they stand at attention on the rocky shore, surveying their ocean domain as they wait for fishing boats to pass. last night at sunset, a never ending mass of hundreds of gulls streamed toward the west and the setting sun. and sometimes, if i'm lucky, i see other birds here, like herons or terns or this cormorant, pictured below with his gull friends.


5 comments:

Jenny Schouten Short said...

Don't you wonder what they're looking at? What they're thinking? Mesmerising.

Deborah said...
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Online RSA said...

Lovely, my favorites are the herons :) watching them always make me feel very peaceful :)

archana said...

beautiful pictures!!!
lovely birds...

Googlover/keishua said...

I love bird watching.