I’ve found myself drawn to bird photography this year, and Hills Beach was no lack of opportunity for avian shots. I think most of my photos are of fairly typical shore birds, but I’ve made a selection of some favorites whether it was the bird itself or the situation that interested me. I can’t begin to work my way through figuring out which birds are which types of pipers or plovers and such – I’m hoping maybe Bob Zeller will pop by and give me some identification help!
young herring gull The typical “sea gull” found just about everywhere. Normally I wouldn’t post a gull picture, but this guy just kind of ambled into my shot and I liked it.
Last year, I discovered a great blue heron making its home in a little cove. I’d hoped to get some closer shots than I managed last year, but Mr. Heron was still playing shy:
“Eh, how you doin’?”
Strange one, no?
They look like little gulls of some sort; here’s how they compare in size to the typical sea gull:
I’m going to fly the coop now, but I’ll be watching like a hawk for your wise as an owl comments that I hope will be something to crow about…. okay, I’ll stop now!