Let me tell you this right off the bat, Birdie. Your chances of getting any Doritos, my lunch today of cottage cheese, walnuts, grapes, blueberries and raisins, as disgusting as it sounds, or even a morsel of my Mom's potato salad is just about zilch! So move away from our blanket and chairs and go hustle someone else's lunch, while they are wading in the water or visiting the restroom. Life at the beach, when it's hot and humid inland, is so relaxing but fraught with peril.
PS. Sending big HAPPY B-Day wishes to Bruce sailboardoing at Hood River today!
Gully, what a beautiful bird, even tho I consider them merely rats with wings. Fend them off, birdman!!ReplyDelete
It's a bird eat bird world...you sure I can't have any of your chicken salad?ReplyDelete
He's cute! Got any egg salad sandwiches?ReplyDelete
Nice portrait, like a watercolour.ReplyDelete
It wouldn't have gotten any of my cake either. It would only end up diabetic.
Bet he didn't move an inch even after your rant. Great shot though! :DReplyDelete
I'm glad I'm not the only one who talks to gulls - and my MOST favorite lunch is: cottage cheese, walnuts, almonds, dates, bananas. YUMMMM.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful shot Birdman, his (or her!) markings are so clear, definitely looks like he's got his eye on you though, don't take your eyes off anything!!ReplyDelete
What birdman doesn't tell you is that that day at the beach there were two little girls that came back from a swim and started screaming, "Mom! Mom! The seagulls ate our cheeseburgers!"ReplyDelete
I did notice about 20 seagulls swooping in to my right a few minutes before.
The scene of the crime.
Wonder where their mom was at the time?? She was not watching them swim, that much I know.
I think he is giving you the "bird eye". He looks serious.ReplyDelete
You tell him Birdman!ReplyDelete
btw George C. Bingham painted Civil War battles.
It is hard to hate something so handsome.ReplyDelete
This one has such a cute freckled face, I'd have a hard time resisting the urge to give him just one Dorito.ReplyDelete
beau portrait de cette mouette, j'aime le traimentReplyDelete
Cheeky looking bird.ReplyDelete
You must forgive the bird, it is still a child!ReplyDelete
ahhh, so cute though, just one dorito pleaseReplyDelete
I don't even know if gulls deserve the bad rap they get... you know, like rats, mosquitoes, pigeons and stray cats. Probably. Still, they are photogenic. Can't tell you how many shots of seagulls I've taken... But no, no lunch sharing... shoo, shoo!ReplyDelete
This is a great shot, one of your best.ReplyDelete
You're a hard man.ReplyDelete
j'avais pas bien compris ta question (mon anglais est très mauvais), les Fireworks sont a 100% vrai (pas de photoshop), c'est sur la première photo (la seine avant le feu d'artifice) où j'ai un peu aidé a faire ressortir les couleurs du ciel..ReplyDelete
Poor starving bird!ReplyDelete
Yes these little guys can be very pushy and loud! Not my favorite bird.ReplyDelete
These guys will hang around FOREVER if there is a hint of food!ReplyDelete
I am used to fight them (not literally) on my terrace. The only good thing they do in town is that they kill the pigeons!ReplyDelete
Actually your lunch sounds really tasty.ReplyDelete
Hate to tell you, Birdman, but this bird is passing on your lunch today. The guy two blankets over has lobster salad and is yawning . . .ReplyDelete
Ah, c'mon, cut them some slack. They don't have farms or supermarkets. No harm in asking.ReplyDelete
Hee! I almost hit one on the head with a golf ball last weekend. :)ReplyDelete