With a Geological Twist
Gulls Chasing a Ferry

 

 

Gulls Chasing a Ferry

I was cooking hamburgers and hot dogs on a charcoal grill on pleasantly warm summer evening in a city park when a dollop of bird poop went splat on my shoulder. In surprise and consternation, I looked up and spotted a gull flying away. Until that instant, I had considered gulls as just another bird, one that lived near water. I had heard stories about their saving the crops of early settles in Utah from a huge cricket infestation in 1848. The seagull is the state bird of Utah but it was just another bird to me. When I started photographing birds, I noticed that gulls are cocky, seemingly arrogant and walk on the ground and railings liked they owned the world. In a way they do as they will steal food and lunches, especially from  children. In the air, they are something else. They sweep and swoop, using air currents to display aerial acrobatics that would make pilots envious. They are masters of flight and seem to enjoy their talents. This epub contains photos of gull weaving and swerving beside and over a ferry on its 44 km sail from Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Swartz Bay (Vancouver Island).

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© by J. Nicholls (2018) Although copyright is claimed for this work, you are free to copy, print, and give away copies. You can even sell copies if you can find someone to buy them. What you are not given permission to do is prevent others from doing the same thing, that is: others can also copy, print, give away, or sell copies. I would appreciate being acknowledged as the source. jim.nicholls@shaw.ca