Wild Bird Wednesday
Spring means a number of things ... here it means the ice will melt on the lake and as it does fish that didn't survive the winter will start to appear on the surface. And what that means is that every Sea Gull in the area will come to visit. These pictures don't capture the enormity of the group of Sea Gulls that are here, but as the first picture shows there are many flying about looking for food there are at least three huge flocks resting in different places on the lake. Good thing we love Sea Gulls :)
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So far all I have seen are the Herring Gulls. They are beautiful, sleek and very adept at catching or finding food on the lake. This is an adult in flight followed by an immature.
At the same time flocks of ducks and geese are arriving and I have my fingers crossed that the lake will thaw early enough for the White Pelicans to spend some time with us ... I love watching them, but the fisherman hate that they come here because they catch so many fish ... so who should get the fish ... A fisherman fishing for sport or a beautiful bird fishing to survive :)
My answer would be both as long as there is enough fish for everyone.... Otherwise, the Pelicans get the nod :)
Have a wonderful Week everyone!