Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pull the other one.....!!

Living so close to the coast I've seen my fair share and more of  seagulls standing on one leg and wondered what the possible reasons for this could be...nibbled by something nasty in the water, quite possibly... cut off by a boating mishap, conceivably... but after Googling (yeh I know.....!!) it would seem that perhaps not so many as observed may be of the single limb set!! Apparently at times it can be as simple as the bird drawing its leg up into its 'down feathers' to warm it up a bit on a chilly day, if only there was such a simple solution to the more complicated of life's problems. "Pull your leg up Mate, it's all good.....!!"

20 comments:

  1. Love the humour in this post! So many birds like to rest on one leg! If only our lives could offer such a simple solution to time out! Great photo!

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  2. You mean you don't pull your leg up for warmth on cold days?

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  3. Maybe he or she had a cramp.

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  4. elle est tres belle, on dirait un garde, qu'elle nous surveille

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  5. No problem balancing though...!

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  6. You're 'pulling my leg', right? Amen to that.

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  7. Love your post today, it made me laugh out loud.

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  8. As I also live near the sea, I also like to observe gulls during hours; They can be funny sometimes! And they also stand on one leg here, even if it has nothing to do with cold!:)

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  9. i don't like seagul
    They make dirty everything

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  10. Great post - maybe it is bird Yoga!

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  11. Okay, I need to try this now. 16° out there, mid-July, the radiator just went on in the bathroom I cannot belieeeeve it.

    Very nice gull portrait btw.

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  12. This reminds me of the expression to lift oneself up by one's bootstrap. Now I know: forget the boots, forget the strap. Just heist the leg:)! Thank you for a great photo and a nice chuckle!

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  13. I made the same wrong supposition, thanks for informing me! We are submerged by gulls lately...

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  14. Clever bird, it's better to have one cold foot than 2.

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  15. A familiar scene! :-) Cool shot.

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  16. Maybe it was keeping its leg out of the way of all that poop it seems to have just done!

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