It’s no secret that most people put seagulls into categories such as “common bird,” “pesky bird,” “irritating bird,” “noisy bird,” and “go away bird.” Maybe others that I’m not familiar with.
When I went up to La Jolla recently to see Hillary Clinton, I spent some time walking around taking pictures. It’s a beautiful area, as you can see here:
I came across a seagull which obviously was on a nest:
I didn’t want to disturb it but I was hoping that it would stand up and let me see the egg since I have never seen a seagull egg.
I found a large rock to sit on, about four feet from it, and sat, and sat, and sat, and sat…. all the while encouraging it to stand up and take a break so I could see the egg.
After what seemed like forever, it obliged.
Several other gulls came over while it was standing….
not sure what that was about….
but it left the egg in my care and went to chase the other gulls off.
After a couple of minutes, it came back, thanked me for taking care of its egg, and went back to work.
I left by a different route from which I had come in, and saw a result of all the hard work those seagulls do:
Aren’t they cute? Do you see the second chick sitting in the foreground?
They look like the spots from the eggs rubbed off on them.
Moral of this post: Take time to enjoy all that is around you, even the common stuff, because sometimes it’s so cute and adorable.
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