Sea gulls in Motion

I’m taking a hint from a recent post I enjoyed over at SierraVisions.com which featured a great photo palette of bald eagle pictures, all of whom reside in Starved Rock State Park.

Unfortunately, I don’t have bald eagles, but I do have sea gulls, typically medium to large birds, usually grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They typically have harsh wailing or squawking calls. They have stout, longish bills, and webbed feet.

These pictures were taken in a variety of locations, because you can’t go anywhere in the Los Angeles area and not see the wonders of sea gulls:

Oops, after taking another look, these pictures were all taken at Venice Beach. There’s smattering of a few pigeons in this bright California day.

If you’re planning a trip to Southern California and Los Angeles in particular, definitely be sure to put sun, fun, and shopping on your to-do list. But when it comes time to relax, sitting by the beach, reading a good book and watching the sea gulls is a great way to go.

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8 comments to Sea gulls in Motion

  1. Todd Smith
    February 7th, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Nice shots, Lisa. Wouldn’t it be fun to fly? :)

  2. Lance
    February 7th, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Hi Lisa,
    Your pictures today remind me of summer, and I’m ready for it! I love the last photo, with the wings spread wide - very cool!

    Lance’s last blog post..Sea gulls in Motion

  3. Sheila@DrCason.org
    February 7th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Hi!

    I lived in LA for 5 years before going to medical school! and then the navy brought me back to S.D. now Guam! Woo- Hoo a touch of home! Thanks for visiting and I’m adding you to my reader too!

    Sheila@DrCason.org’s last blog post..Sea gulls in Motion

  4. Lisa's Chaos
    February 7th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Beautiful gulls!

    Lisa’s Chaos’s last blog post..Sea gulls in Motion

  5. LisaNewton
    February 7th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    @Todd and Lance Thank you so much. I’d love to be able to fly, and Lance, I’d love the idea of spreading my wings to fly………………:)

  6. LisaNewton
    February 7th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    @Sheila Thanks. I love seeing a touch of home, so if you know anyone who blogs about the East Coast or Ohio, please let me know.

    @Lisa Thanks………….:)

  7. Marissa
    February 12th, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Hi Lisa,

    Seagulls are funny. They’re everywhere at the beach and are all pretty aggressive little omnivores (and noisy too).

    You can’t leave your bag of potato chips unguarded. But I don’t mind sharing my beach with them. At least they don’t litter - because they finish off every morsel.

  8. LisaNewton
    February 12th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    @Marissa I totally agree. In fact, they’ve scared me a couple of times when they just decided to fly off in a pack, but they do eat all of the food……………….:)

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