Monday, February 28, 2011

Foggy morning at Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary


One of the hundreds of northern gannets affected by the oil spill recouperating. The sanctuary released a handful of the few remaining this past week.


Great egret eating at the beach entrance to the sanctuary. Not sure if it caught the fish itself or stole it from the santuary.


Laughing gulls in the fog on the beach.




It was a quiet morning on the beach due to the fog and impending storm.


Flying in the fog. There's always some kid chasing after the poor birds, even in the fog.

Fog on the beach is kinda cool (unless you're a tourist trying to get a tan). Luckly for me (and the tourist), most weekends right now are nice. But recently, on my trip to the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, it was foggy until late in the morning. There weren't too many people out walking on the strip of beach that the sanctuary sits on. The beach was full of gulls hiding out until the fog lifted. It's hard to get good pictures in the fog, everything looks gray in the background. But, still, even a foggy walk on the beach is pretty great.

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13 comments:

  1. Lovely photos! I've seen the Northern Gannet nesting colony in Gaspe, Quebec...fingers toes and whatever else will help crossed hoping they survive this catastrophe!

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  2. Great shots. Are there still many birds affected by the oil spill?
    Information has gone quiet on international news.

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  3. Let's hope all the birds make a recovery after that oil tragedy.
    Love the shot of the Great Egret with his fish :)

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  4. It's good to know that some of the birds recovered from the oil spill. Fog makes everything look different but it is challenging to get good photos. I like the one of the pier especially.

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  5. Great to know that some wildlife was saved!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. Getting an image of a bird catching a fish is fantastic. Best wishes sent re the oil spill.

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  7. Great Egret with fish is absolutely superb!

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  8. The fog always put a quiet damper on things...Excellent birds in this post, the gannet and the Heron fishing....are instant Favs!

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  9. Dina, I love your fog photos of the Laughing Gulls, the lone bird feeding on the beach and the flying birds. They put me into a good reflective mood

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  10. Yeah, fog makes some nice photos - I really like the last one with some disappearing Gulls in the background.

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  11. Excellent capture of the Egret with fish! I like the fog photos too, especially the last one! Neat place to visit!

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