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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Seagulls

Last night - at our picnic and watching the Alaska Ferry depart from Bellingham, we spotted seagulls - and it was bath time - time for some great shots.


Get ready!


Get set!

Dunk! - you can see the water draining of his back.


They make a bit of a whirlpool in the water before they dive in.



Dive!



Flap  and splash


Flap flap - get that water off!



Good-bye!


Down

Down


Up


And shake!


 Shake and hop!



They actually flap and move backwards through the water




 
Going back














While flapping after dunking it appeared that they stand on the water






It was a lovely evening!!


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17 comments:

Viera said...

wow... awesome photos.. pretty nice job...

Mary said...

JoAnn, these are such marvelous shots. They are really enjoying themselves i think, getting clean like that. :) Beautiful shots every one!

Karen Frost said...

Oh, they look like they are having a pool party! I love these with the water droplets on their backs and the lovely open wings. Great shots! xo

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Fabulous shots! It's fun watching birds taking baths.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

These are great fun JoAnn. I've seen lots of gulls, but never have I seen any so obliging as to let me watch them bathe!

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...

They are so pretty ....and amusing as well! :)

'Tsuki said...

Those birds are enjoying their bath... Great reflections !

TexWisGirl said...

really cute. a very lively bunch! :)

Gary Phillips said...

Fun series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

A great series of photos. Seagulls are fun to watch and often let you get so close!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love this set of action shots!! You had to have had a lot of patience and steady hand to get such wonderful images.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

CLEAN & FUN!

eileeninmd said...

It must have been fun watching the gulls diving. Great series of photos. Have a happy day and week ahead.

Neil said...

Great series of photos.

Stewart M said...

Wonderful set of gull pictures. Many people dont look too hard at gulls and miss out!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M

Wally Jones said...

This looks like it was as much fun for you as it was for the gulls!
Very nice series. Thank you for sharing.

Brian King said...

Great shots! I've never seen a gull bathe! Just like a duck.