Monday, April 23, 2012

Living on the edge.....!


When I was researching the nesting habits of the seagull I came across this site about some of the very strange places birds have been found nesting, but I think I have a real contender here! It's very unnerving trying to enjoy a relaxing coffee when you're confronted by a scene like this, mama (or it could be papa, who can tell) feeding the newly hatched bubs on a 'boat mooring post' in the middle of the marina for goodness sake. I can see the pros..no chance of being got at by feral cats of which there are many around this area BUT what about being surrounded by water AND being out in the open and vulnerable to the ever present threat of hawks! We really had to drink up quick and get out of there before one of us had to do a dive in rescue. Hope your Monday starts the week off in a much less risky way than this.....!!

35 comments:

  1. I hope so too! Sheeeesh! What's mom to do?

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  2. If it looks like the edge of a cliff they will use it.
    These images are fantastic to see xx

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  3. Grace, que c'est beau, j'aime !!!!

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  4. I hope she and her family stay safe! She's a brave Mama Bird! Love your captures! Have a great Monday!

    Sylvia

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  5. Sweet. I'm sure they are all still fine!

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  6. Young birds are cute with their parents. Nice photos. Hello, on the other side of the Earth. Peter.

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  7. Young birds are cute with their parents. Nice photos. Hello, on the other side of the Earth. Peter.

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  8. Here seagulls are nesting on terraced roofs, feeding on trash and pigeons. They are quite dangerous to people who has to work up there...

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  9. The mother choose a dangerous place for her young ones. Hope they will survive there high up.

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  10. Cute little fella isn't he/she :-).

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  11. I sure hope those babies make it! What a dangerous place for the young! Great sighting, Grace!

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  12. Oh, I love seagulls , as you know, but never saw babies so young!!! How cute! thank you for this find!

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  13. This is a beautiful series, Grace! You gull shots are superb. I've never seen anything like this so it was a special treat. Hopefully, they will all make it through OK.

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  14. wonderful where is such trust in parents. please have a good new week ahead.

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  15. I just love that last photo. Happy Monday.

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  16. Lovely post, I'm sure she/he knows what the babies needs!

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  17. Oh my! I have lived near a coastline most of my life and have seen seagulls everywhere, but I have never seen the babies! Precious!!!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  18. Really cute! What to the chicks do for entertainment when the parents are off fishing?

    Birds are creative when finding homes. There are a small number of well-known hawks who make their nest in the eaves of the apartment buildings facing Central Park in New York.

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  19. Wonderful catch! And look at the one on the blue bimini top! LOL


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  20. How sweet, I had never seen seagull chicks before. When I visited Penguin Island recently the island was full of nesting seagulls, so I presume soon there will be thousands more flying around.

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  21. What wonderful shots. That last one is just so cute!

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  22. Je n'avais jamais vu de bébé mouette. C'est mignon. Pas encore blanche, mais déjà prête à vivre sa vie!

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  23. so unbelievably cute.. the last one I mean!

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  24. well the chicks do blend in with the post. but yikes, you're right, they are so exposed.

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  25. the last one is fabulous ... I wonder if they were out taking the sun since there's no nest there ..

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  26. oh! seagulls are just adorable,
    j'adore taking fotos of them too! ^0^

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