Monday, June 22, 2015

They Grow Up So Fast

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I saw the gulls again today, on the lawn just outside my building – this time together with their proud Mum (or possibly Dad, I’m not really an expert!); but already looking a little less “babyish” compared to last week.

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- Come on, bro, there’s a whole world out there to explore… what do you think lies beyond that fence??

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- Mum, are you still there…?

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13 comments:

  1. They are almost the same size as Mum but their feathers need a lot more time before they take on the beauty of Mum's.

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  2. Cute series on the gull chicks! Enjoy your week!

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  3. I have never seen a baby gull before. What a cutie.

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  4. It's a Common Gull but despite the name they are not very common.

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    1. We see quite a few of them here in summer, Adrian. They come here from the coast in spring. They can be quite a nuisance sometimes when there are too many of them... but at the same time it's always a sure sign of spring when they come, and they always bring a feeling of summer and the seaside, which I enjoy. I also find the young ones rather amusing as they are in the habit of exploring the neighbourhood on foot before they learn to fly. They're usually a bit older than this when I first see them, though. I think these must have their nest quite close to where I live.

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  5. They are still very much the babies (or maybe toddlers now) and largely depend on their parents for survival, still younger than any baby seagull I've ever seen.

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    1. They've grown quite a bit in just one week though, Meike. I hope they will continue to be around so that I get a chance to follow them! :)

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  6. They are so very cute at that age. Love the speckled heads.

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  7. adorable and I think in the past pic one of them is giving the photographer the Stink Eye

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    1. The Mum took to the air when I approached, Sandra... I kept my distance to her babies though, just zoomed them in with the camera... Did not want to scare them (or get attacked from above!)

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  8. Thanks everyone visiting from OurWorld Tuesday :)

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  9. We have an island nearby that is the breeding grounds for several species of gulls. They have a trail up to a bird blind where you can sit and watch the birds on their cliffside nests without disturbing them. You can only get there by private boat or a charter, so it's never crowded. - Margy

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