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.


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.