Showing posts with label birds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birds. Show all posts

Thursday, May 31, 2012


The clouds look they are trying to dive into the Lake, but something has caught them before they can take the plunge. Also, lake freighter in center top photo. From 5/30/12.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cloud Swells

Look down, you see ducks.  Look up, and note the waves in the clouds. From 2/14/12.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Backblogging: Guesting Gulls

This great photo of a group of gulls resting on rocks was taken in early July by guest photographer PM. Thanks, P!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

BackBlogging: Early June

I have been neglecting to post but not to photograph. Here are some beauties from 6 weeks back. I love the gulls.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


The Pike River usually empties pretty directly into the Lake, but due to big storms/waves that piled up a lot of sand, it had to carve a channel into the beach, leaving a sand bar for the seagulls.
They are making full use of it.
From Easter Sunday, 4/24/11.

Monday, January 31, 2011


I was listening to something on the radio and wanted to hear the end of it, so rather than driving home and having a "driveway moment" I drove to the park two blocks away to have a "beach moment." As I was sitting there in the car, the seagulls began flying overhead, so I tried to get them on film. Imperfect, and yet perfect at the same time. From Saturday, 1/22/11.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ducks, Row

And a few seagulls, too. From Monday, 1/3/11.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Seagull Series

All taken on a lovely late summer day.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hazy Horizon

From this morning, 7/9/10.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mid-June Montage

Actually, these are mostly from early June, but I haven't been able to catch up. So here are some pretty pictures of no particular vintage (well, other than June 2010). Apologies. We hope to return to regular programming soon.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Heavy and Strong

It was stormy and cold yesterday. One of the interesting things about heavy wind is watching the birds. The seagull (black speck) in sky was stationary for the 60 seconds or so that I was taking pictures. When I take the time to notice, I often see them flying against the wind, sort of a seagull treadmill that keeps them in the same spot until they decide to move out of the current. When they turn around, they quickly and effortlessly float along with the wind, and travel far in a matter of moments.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Should I be worried to have seen this outside my window today? Or does the fact that it is April 1 (and that's not a raven) mean I'm immune?
Sunny sparkly spring morning.
A few hours later, and the boats were out, and lots of parasailors, too.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


To me, anyway. These are all from Tuesday, 2/23/10.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hunkering down

And I also drove past the harbor on the way to work, and saw all of these geese (and ducks?) hunkering down, trying to stay warm in the newly forming ice.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sailing, Flying

Signs of spring: geese and a sailboat.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Jonathan Livingston Lakegull

The gulls were very active last Friday, enjoying the early days of spring.

Friday, March 13, 2009

All clear? Not quite.

This morning it looked like the Lake was finally clear of ice, if not birds: But by the afternoon, the ice donuts were back, if a bit thinned out.
It is supposed to warm up this weekend, so maybe it will be gone on Monday.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cloudy sky, Cloudy waters

These chunks of ice were floating around all day yesterday (Blogger would not let me upload a second post yesterday, but these pics are from the 11th). They looked like clouds in the water. And here I have all my geese in a row: