For this week’s Sunday Stills Challenge, I thought of ‘seagulls’ and went to look for them yesterday at Coulon Park. It’s one of their favorite places – mine too – and it was a beautiful day for a walk.
They were out in great numbers – congregating on log booms –
or perching alone, like this one, on top of the Lifeguard station.
I believe they’re Herring Gulls or Western Gulls though it’s their secret and they’re not talking.
According to The Wildlife Trusts website
“Gulls are members of a large, widespread family of seabirds. Often known as seagulls (though no species is actually called a seagull, and many are found far from the sea), they sometimes get a bad reputation for stealing chips. But gulls are intelligent, adaptable and often beautiful birds.
However, they’re notoriously difficult to identify. Entire books have been dedicated to telling one gull from another, but even these barely scratch the surface. Their plumage changes as they age and there’s a great deal of variation within species.”
This handsome boy seemed like a different species altogether though he’s likely just a youngster.
I watched him a while and he seemed to watch me back, happy I’d taken note of him.
Regardless of the species I love to watch them fly, a bit envious of a superpower they take for granted.
And that will do for Gulls.