Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Shore Lunch


Or at least it looked promising. This Ring-billed Gull found a dead fish along the rocky shoreline and decided to give it a go. He would pick it up then drop it, pick it up then drop it, and this happened several times. The gull apparently determined the fish was too far past its expiration date and left it in search of fresher morsels. I'm afraid there's not much good that can be said about a meal that even a seagull passes up. Cue the raccoons.





1/500 sec. f/14 ISO 250

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday 

35 comments:

Carole M. said...

guess it was worth a try, you never know your luck. Better fishing further along, hopefully. Great captures Brian

Andee said...

And I thought they ate everything.

Gary Jones said...

You are right Brian, if a Gull passes up a meal it certainly ain't worth eating!! Great shots

Debbie said...

picky lil guy!!

Pamela Gordon said...

I think I'd pass on that free meal too. I like the last shot.

MTWaggin said...

The shots are amazing but the commentary really shows your personality! LOL

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

It probably did not taste anything like it was supposed to. I'd a left it too. Nice shots Brian!

TexWisGirl said...

testing the slime factor, i suppose. :)

cute post.

TexWisGirl said...

really like the last shot. do you get tired of me saying how crisp and clear they are? :)

Alan Pavey said...

Lovely light on these pics Brian and wonderfully sharp :-)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great series and commentary, Brian! I love the last shot.

Marc Heath said...

Nice shots,great lighting on the water and rocks.

HansHB said...

Nice serie of photos!

Findlay Wilde said...

What great pictures. From Findlay

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great serie.....capture in the right moment, beautiful

mick said...

A great series of photos. If the gull wouldn't eat it then it must have been pretty bad!

Amanda said...

Ha! lovely photos and story.

Gary said...

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

Tanya said...

yeah...good call guy!

Karen said...

Must be bad if the even the gull won't eat it! Beautiful light, and terrific close-ups.

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eileeninmd said...

Maybe it was not fresh fish! Great series!

Jan n Jer said...

Wow even birds can be picky! I thought it was just my grands!

Saun said...

Great shots and I guess birds can be choosy too.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a great photo opp! Too bad the fish wasn't edible. Hope there is some animal out there that finds it suitable. Would hate to see it go to waste. Love the flight shot. :)

TheChieftess said...

Nice captures! Very sharp detail!!! What kind of lens do you use Brian???

Deb said...

Good photos... Not his taste I guess

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very nice Brian and you are probably right on about those Raccoons;')~

SRQ said...

My...what a big fish for such a little bird. Nice catch.

Liz said...

Great shots, Brian! It certainly wasn't worth anything if the gull gave up that fish!
Thank you for sharing your incredible shots both one here and on Instagram!

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful series!

Faye said...

Love the wildlife stories you tell with your camera, Brian.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Good to see that even the feathered ones like a fresh healthy meal! Fantastic series of photos!

Stewart M said...

Nice post - I managed to get shots of all 3 of our resident gulls this week - so I'll post them soon.

If a gull passes up a meal it must be pretty rank!

Thanks for the link to WBW.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

PS: sorry for slow reply - I been out of internet range in Tasmania!

Wally Jones said...

A very nice series! Yep, when the gulls pass it up, it's time for the other scavengers to move in.