Friday, August 17, 2012

Thieving Gull

While I was out to lunch with my brother and SIL yesterday, we not only enjoyed our meal, we also enjoyed quite a view--some sports fishermen had come in with their catch and shared a bit with this brown pelican---


A laughing gull saw the transaction and swooped down--


in an effort to steal the remnants for himself---
 

he swooped closer...


and closer---


and then I turned my head and missed it but, according to my brother and SIL, the gull was successful...so the pelican flew off--







"Avast ye land lubbers! Thar's pirates 'round here!"


I just love restaurants on the water. The entertainment can't be beat!

2 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Amazing action shots. The gull looks to touching down on the pelicans head,no wonder he left the area.

Galen Pearl said...

I love restaurants on the water, too! At one of my favorites on the Columbia River, there are always ospreys diving into the water. And sailboats. So beautiful and fun.