Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Q/Alphabe-Thursday

Juvenile herring gull on a QUEST

Q is for QUEST

Young gulls are just like human kids - always hungry. And the snow in this gull's beak is not satisfying it's hunger. A sign on the edge of the parking lot asks humans to please not feed the birds...and that includes gulls. But wait!

 Surprise!

A baggy. Hmmmm.

Circling the baggy

Gulls don't need experience to know something tasty might be inside the plastic. They just know.  However,  this gull didn't know how to get the goodies out of the bag.

Totally frustrated gull

The gull shook the bag, put it down, picked it up, then shook it again...and again.

Good thing the gull didn't want that human stuff anyway!!  (Yeah, right!)

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE
I am also linking to Rurality Blog Hop HERE.

38 comments:

Malyss said...

Your"totally frustrated gull" made me smile!so true !
your birds pics are really impressive! The yesterday's ones are really beautiful too, but I have a thing with gulls, especially young ones!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Your photos are, as always, perfection but it was the humour in your narrative that made this really outstanding for me!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Great photos! I was kinda hoping the gull figured out a way to open the bag.

see you there! said...

Frustrating! I'm always afraid they will eat the plastic but I guess this guy knew better.

Darla

Sandra said...

poor gull, did you dump it out for them? i would have.

Rebecca said...

Wow, those are neat shots.

Jill said...

These are all beautiful. The first one made my jaw drop. So much lovely detail!

TexWisGirl said...

you captured his frustration well. :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great in tight shots!

RedPat said...

The poor starving thing. ;-)

Pamela Gordon said...

Nice series of photos. Have you heard the saying "I'm as happy as a seagull with a french fry"? :)

LONDONLULU said...

Aww, they really are like human kids. I love how you caught that so nicely here!

llandudnopictures said...

Great series, but the advice is 100% correct: Don't Feed The Birds! We have the same signs here, and with good reason. It's virtually impossible to eat outdoors here, the gulls just swoop down and snatch your food straight from your hands!

cieldequimper said...

:-) Don't you find that ALL gulls, regardless of their age, have big stomachs? :-)

Craver Vii said...

You are a person of remarkable talent! Leave it up to you to turn litter into photographic art. Kudos!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I was kind of cheering him on, but I guess it is better that he doesn't eat human food...

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! Fantastic photography ~ love the gulls ^_^ ~ Great post for 'Q' .

Cindy said...

Beautiful gulls. Poor thing, to get nothing after all that trying. But I agree, better to not eat human food.

Stephanie said...

Too bad the full could not open the bag. Great photos!

Lowell said...

Very fun series. But I'll bet it got the food out of the bag! I mean, really; how gullible do you think I am? (Don't answer that!)

edenhills said...

Poor bird. My animals always know when I have treats (or have just eaten something they would like).

Jack said...

You are amazing, EG. You can even understand gull gestures.

Scudds Harrison said...

Fun post and I hope you did took the baggy away.
I love your photos too. Stunning!

Debra @ Homespun said...

Too funny and oh so cute! :)

Riet said...

What great pictures and so cute. He will learn fast enough

Lola said...

Lovely *Q* post – great photography!

The seagulls around here in S Spain certainly know how to open anything containing food!

Have a great Alphabe-Thursday and weekend too,

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

Naperville Now said...

delightful shots! love your description of the gull circling the goody bag :)

Catches the Eye said...

fascinating love to watch these birds so nosy, great shots !

George said...

What a great sequence. I hope that gull soon found something to eat that he could get to.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos and narrative!

Tracy Cook said...

Poor old bird,bet it thought its beak been tied fab pics

Madge Bloom said...

Gulls always 'sound' frustrated to me... lol love your shots... Lovely series of images... Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #6' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #7...

Lmkazmierczak said...

What a great series of shots...Visiting from Miss Jenny's.
My Q effort: http://lmkazmierczak.blogspot.com/2013/03/quogue.html

Susan said...

Great shots. You must have a great lens to get that close of shots.

Sue said...

The quest for food is always my personal favorite...

;)

Splendid Little Stars said...

wonderful photos!
very enjoyable post!

Esther Joy said...

Great photos! The last one was my favorite! Your captions went so well with each one.

Jenny said...

These were really neat pictures!

Now I know where I get my constant hunger from! I must be descended from a young gull.

ha!

Geez.

That was a dumb comment.

But you still deserve an A+

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