Monday, January 30, 2017

Evening

This is a tiny fraction of the gulls, mostly Ring-bills, Herrings, and Great Black-backed.
Hundreds more roost on the buildings at the fairgrounds and on the ground, and still others
sit on the river itself. It is mind boggling. Click for a better look.




I rode over to town with the boss last night and on the way home we paused near the river to look at the gulls. There are staggering numbers thereof, probably rivaling the Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks that darken the water in their plenty, morning and evening. I took a few photos to give you an idea of the largess.

4 comments:

Jan said...

To me that is just scary

Terry and Linda said...

Geez! That is a HUGE amount! HUGE!

Worthy of Alfred Hitchcock!

Linda

Cathy said...

Wonderful pictures. I don't think i've ever seen that many gulls overhead!

threecollie said...

Jan, lol they did "whitewash" our car a bit.

Linda, I wonder how many there are down there... huge population of Great Black-backed which used to be much less common. Funny, The Birds used to scare me right to death and now look at me. lol

Cathy, thanks. If you are ever going through this area in the winter, they start coming back about an hour before dusk. Quite a spectacle.