Wednesday, April 29, 2009

You shall have a fishy on a little dishy

Juvenile gulls are really well camouflaged against the pebbles with their dappled brown and white feathers.
This pair had found a fish that an angler had left on the beach.


I initially thought the angler was intending to use the fish as bait or that he had given an unwanted the fish to the gulls.

However , when the fisherman waded back to shore and saw the gulls tucking in to the fish he was really angry and tried to scare the gulls away; shouting and waving his arms.
He calmed down quite quickly [maybe because he had an audience] and ended up giving the gulls the heads and guts of the other fish he had caught.

The gulls seemed quite happy with their al fresco sashimi lunch.

3 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

Fantastic photographs! These are so gorgeous and the detail is great.

Sue said...

Great pics, they are well camouflaged, aren't they? I know gulls are seen as pests, especially in seaside towns, but I have a sneaky liking for their cheek!

natural attrill said...

Beautiful colours and textures. Penny.