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 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!


Ruth Hiebert 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.