Friday, October 05, 2007

Seagulls, waiting for food


Seagulls and a shrimp boat



First comes - first serve
for the preferred sitting pole
(can you see the pelican?)



Ocean Diners

They open up their beaks and throats
For breakfast off the back of boats.
Some take a dip and dive for brunch,
Some join the passengers for lunch-
Or swoop in low for sneak attacks
On things like peanut butter snacks.
And when they're in a hungry mood,
Sea gulls love your finger food!

by J. Patrick Lewis

12 comments:

karoline said...

luv the gulls! lol ...they're so comical...

k:))))

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Karoline,
yes they are, very comical looking, almost like cartoons. Thanks for your nice comment!

Titania Starlight said...

Anything that has to do with the sea I love. That blue horizon always makes me feel so peaceful.

Susanne in Key West said...

Yes Titania,
me too! Sea is peace and peace is freedom and freedom is love and love is eternity!
Have a wonderful day!

Jenty said...

I wonder if the lone pelican got lucky. LOL!

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Jenty,

yep, that's a good question! But he doesn't looks too skinny, I think he got some fishes too.... :-)

Thanks for commenting on this one!

Thomas L said...

I love seagulls. They are one of my favorite species on our planet. When I was a kid I actually learned how they communicate so I understand most of their speaking.

Your seagulls look very different from our.

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Thomas,
thanks for your comment to "my" seagulls. I like them too, they look like characters, every one is different! Are your gulls maybe smaller than ours?

silken said...

near where I live there are lines of brown pelicans.

great photos!

Susanne in Key West said...

Thank you Silken

for writing a nice comment to my bird shots. We have a lot of pelicans too. I will bring soon a series of these funny birds.

peteej said...

I grew up deep-sea fishing in south Florida, so this is a familiar sight. It's amazing that when you're 30 miles offshore with nothing in sight, yet these birds circle your boat picking up scraps of bait and saying hello. They're kind of like the people you meet when traveling. Always made the fishing trips worthwhile.

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Pete,

Thanks for your interesting comment. You have made a nice comparison between this birds and the people,
I like your version, because it's so true! :-)

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