I could hardly believe my eyes. This gull pulled a fish from the shoreline, a rather large fish I might add, and in TWO gulps had the poor fish down his throat!
I took this shot Saturday morning, just before my attention got distracted to the labs playing ball on the beach. Between following lost seals, watching sunrises, sunsets and dogs playing, spotting dolphin, searching for those whales I hear go by our area, relaxing in the sun, being amused by the sea gulls, walking and soaking up nature, have you guessed I really enjoy living at the shore, especially summer? The best!
I took a walk to the beach yesterday looking for birds. Suddenly I see a crowd of people walking briskly along the shore line, i-phone cameras in hand, sounds of excitement filling the air. At first I thought it was a camp group, but then noticed a small black figure swimming and popping his head up through the water. I could not believe my luck. Prepared with the 300 mm lens on my camera I quickly joined the crowd. We must have walked almost a mile south watching this unusual sighting of a seal at the shore in summer. From Facebook postings I hear he was seen from Mantoloking through Lavallette, Ortley Beach, Seaside Park, and Island Beach State Park. I am a little concerned about his health. Marine biologist specialists were called. I saw a tag on his leg. Hopefully he is OK and just gave everyone a nice treat on a beautiful summer day!