Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Seagull's Breakfast and Posts of the Week

gull searching
This seagull spies some breakfast in the water in front of the dock.

gull splashing
One unsuccessful attempt - he came up empty.

gull bagel
And we have a winner!

So, what was it that our gull was after?

bay gull brekkie
A discarded bagel. Here's another which he left behind for someone else.

Hmmm sea-gull and ba-gull. They have the same surname. Do you suppose they're related?

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.



I Love You So Much That It Hurts My Head
by Chariskalee
at How My Song Goes

More Power
by Lime
at House of Lime

True Story
by CiCi
at Liquid Mind, Sanguine Soul



by Daryl's Ray
at Out and About in New York City


The Destroyers
by Gail
at Louisiana Belle

Some Birds Have it All
by TexWisGirl
at The Run*A*Round Ranch Report


by Keith
at Holding Moments

Out Playing
by Steve
at Out on the Prairie

They Left the Nest
by Tabor
at Room Without Walls

O. Crap!
by Murr
at MurrMurrs


Recommended by: Daniel
Lumen Love
by Lisa
at The Other Side (of the Camera)

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Indrani said...

Great captures of the seagull in action.
Congrats to all POTW winners!

Nadezda said...
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Nadezda said...

Holary, you've captured a wonderful moment!

Maggie May said...

Amazing seagull pictures. Fancy leaving a bagel like that...... mind you, the edible kind of rubbish is better than polythene I suppose. Provides a breakfast for the birds.
Love your quip.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Rob-bear said...

How that Gull got the treat from among the ducks and goose is a mystery.

Great shooting. You've got a mazing eye. You've shown us that skill again.

Skunkfeathers said...

Your photography's as sharp as ever. I don't have quite the blog visiting time I used to, but will try and get around to a few. I'm letting my pet rock play with my blog a bit. The results are...uh..odd ;-)

Brian Miller said...

score...he did not do to bad for breakfast...smiles....nice captures hilary...and congrats to the post of the week!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

what a great series of photos!

DJan said...

I guess seagulls can eat just about anything, too. Nice pictures, Hilary. And congratulations to the POTWs.

stephen Hayes said...

I'll be sure to check these out. As always, thanks for bringing these great blogs to our attention.

messymimi said...

He may have come up empty that time, but i will bet not for long. Gulls eat just about anything and are adapting to moving inland and living on farms. Bold little buggers, at Disney World some of the outdoor eating areas have to have nets overhead to prevent them from dive bombing people and taking food right off of trays and plates.

Love your pun! and your pics.

Suldog said...

As always, great choices.

I was guessing "doughnut", because that's the preferred detritus of choice for Boston gulls, but yours seem to have a slightly more refined palette.

Suldog said...

By the way, I clicked onto your top honoree and came up empty. You might want to check the link?

Anonymous said...

I am oohing and aaahing over that second photo! Just perfect with it's wings' spread.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, sweet hilary! thank you!!!

TexWisGirl said...

great picks, once again (but the first link doesn't work!) :)

Mental P Mama said...

Congrats to all! And, yay Daryl's Ray!!

Hilary said...

Thanks, Suldog and TexWisGirl for alerting me to the broken link. It's fixed now (I hope).

Thanks everyone, for the kind comments.

Rita said...

A bagel!! So funny! I bet he enjoyed it and I hope somebody else got the other one before it disintegrated. ;) Great shots!

Red said...

Super job to catch this guy in the act of collecting breakfast. Sad that we throw stuff in our waterways that isn't supposed to be there.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely shots Hilary.

sage said...

Good shots, but were you chumming the waters with bagels in hopes of catching a gull?

Gail Dixon said...

Great captures of the gull with the ba-gull! LOL

Thank you for selecting my caterpillar post for POTW! I was having a pretty sucky week on the new job with today a tad better. Then I came home to this prize. Maybe I won't quit after all. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

Thank you Daniel, and thank you Hilary!

Hilary, your gull images are wonderful. You had perfect timing with these!

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful photos, all. I was reading recently that seagulls can get very sick from eating human food because they don't have the enzymes in their stomachs to break the stuff down. But who can resist a bagel? Great photos, Hilary.

Barb said...

Great action shots but I'm thinking that I'm glad I don't have to get my breakfast that way!

Out on the prairie said...

A family tradition is always ordering extra bread to take to the gulls when along the ocean.

Thank you for Post of the Week, you know I always enjoy reading your selections.

Anvilcloud said...

I certainly think the two gulls are related. Bays and seas are in point of fact very closely related.

holdingmoments said...

I love that second capture of the gull Hilary.

And thanks for the POW mention.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - that second picture is wonderful.

Partial to a breakfast bagel myself, but I'd rather toast them than soak them!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

PS: I sure my parrot was used to people telling him he was good looking.

Liz Mays said...

That is quite a large chunk he's made off with!

Betty Manousos said...

amazing action photos, hilary!

gulls and seas are always my favourite subject to photograph.


Gillian Olson said...

Great action shots, I guess seagulls will eat just about anything.

Linda said...

Excellent series of pics! But ba-gull?

Zuzana said...

You captured truly excellently a bird in action.;)

Barbara said...

I read this yesterday and realized I never left my comment! Fantastic captures of that gull - and congrats to the POTW!

Daryl said...

thank you on behalf of Ray and Andrew and Rose .. back from my get-away and struggling to catch up!!!

lime said...

a very belated thanks for the shoutout. glad my post gave you good vibes ;)