Birds at the Beach

October 26, 2018 § 2 Comments

Birds at the Beach © Lynn Wiles 2018
An empty beach on a cool day.

Gulls on a Slab

August 6, 2016 § Leave a comment

IMG_3839 Gulls on a Slab © Lynn Wiles 2016
Being surrounded by signs of drought, I decided to go somewhere wet. So did the gulls.

Seagull Lights

November 3, 2015 § 2 Comments

IMG_1261 Seagull Lights © Lynn Wiles 2015
Sunlight and dark skies. Seagulls perched atop tall lights.

Signs of Spring IV

March 24, 2015 § Leave a comment

IMG_5029 Signs of Spring IV © Lynn Wiles 2015
The ice is melting on some spots in the river. In other places it is frozen solid and in others it’s free flowing. The water birds are happier now.

River Rookery

March 16, 2015 § Leave a comment

IMG_4936 River Rookery © Lynn Wiles 2015
The icy river seems like an odd place to raise the young, but that is what these seagulls have done. Note one duck in there.
And with last night’s snow, we are officially at the snowiest winter in recorded history and records date back to 1872. Yippee.

Low Flying

October 26, 2014 § 2 Comments

IMG_3931-Edit Low Flying © Lynn Wiles 2014
On a too quick trip to Maine yesterday, we had lunch, walked on the beach for a few minutes, and then sadly had to turn around and go home. I did see a flock of seagulls flying low and coming in for a landing.

Put a Bird on It

September 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

IMG_3188 Put a Bird on It © Lynn Wiles 2014
18 birds on it, one in the air and two in the water. Seagulls and the cormorants. Reminding me of the Portlandia sketch Put a Bird on It. The latest heatwave ended with a bang last night, cooler temps all week will be a temptation for me to walk more than I should.

Afternoon Sea

March 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

IMG_8290 Afternoon Sea © Lynn Wiles 2013
To celebrate Daylight Savings Time, we made plans to go to the sea. Since this happened two days after the most recent big storm, I wasn’t sure what we would find. The waves were bigger at this usually calm beach.
IMG_8292Seagull Smorgasbord © Lynn Wiles 2013
I have never seen quite so many sea creatures washed up. The seagulls couldn’t even eat them all. Photos of what we found will be coming up in the next few days.
It was nice having the sun set an hour later, but not nice waking up one hour earlier and yes, I’ve had a lot of tea.


January 13, 2013 § 4 Comments

IMG_7957 Buffleheads and Mystery Bird © Lynn Wiles 2013
Just came back from a walk by the river and thought I’d post a few of the bird shots from today, so I can get back to other things tomorrow. I seriously would like to know what that mystery bird is in the upper left and in today’s earlier post. Can’t say I’ve seen Buffleheads before. Update: The English Professor saved the day again. The mystery bird is a female red-breasted merganser.

IMG_7949 Seagulls on Ice © Lynn Wiles 2013
A whole bunch of gulls of different types and ages hanging out on icy part of the river, while most of the river is not frozen. Below is a super crop of a baby gull walking on ice.

IMG_7949 Baby Gull on Ice © Lynn Wiles 2013

Rising & New Life

April 8, 2012 § 12 Comments

I watched seagulls rising above the river in a striped gray sky yesterday, and pondered whether to visit the cat shelter or not.

And I ended up bringing sweet Elsa home. Not fully prepared, I didn’t get her into a room of her own on time, so she has spent the last 12 hours under the couch, worrying us all greatly. I hope this was the right decision. The woman at the shelter told a story about her friend, who had a rabbit and a cat who had kittens. The kittens started hopping instead of walking.

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