It has been over a week since my thyroid surgery. Although the incision is healing nicely, it’s still a pain in the neck and my energy level is weak. I haven’t been able to do much without feeling achy and exhausted. Needless to say, between my lack of energy and the rainy weather –the furry kids were acting up and feeling bored. So, when there was a break in the rainy weather yesterday, I grabbed my camera, the furry kids, and a loaf of stale bread and we headed down to the beach. It wasn’t exactly a great beach day. The wind was blowing and the waves were fairly rough, but it felt good to be out of the house and smell the salty sea air. After the furry kids had their fun, I put them back in the truck.
Then with my camera and the loaf of bread, I went off to have some fun shooting birds. It was fun to observe and shoot the seagulls. I have to say, the more I observe the seagulls, the more respect I have for them. They are actually a lot more interesting and intelligent than I’ve ever thought. It was comical, yet fascinating watching them fight over food through the camera lens.
I found a spot with a couple of seagulls. And holy cow! As soon as I toss that first piece, within seconds — a flock came flying in.
It was amazing to see them all pursuing the poor seagull so closely without crashing into each other. However, if you look at the center two birds in the photo below. It does look as if their wings got tangled. Anyway, after a short flight and lots of loud squawking they succeeded in scaring the poor little guy into dropping the bread.
You can see it with the bread on the left of the photo. Unlike the small seagull trying to escape with the bread. This one was smarter. And with one quick bite, he quickly swallows the bread as others look on with disappointment.