Family Photos: A Bird's Eye View
I visited Rose Island last week in pursuit of the it''s well known lighthouse, but fate had something else in store first.. After dragging my kayak ashore, I set to determining what my best angle would be to photograph the light. Walking up the beach, I came face to beak with a sea gull perched on a rock near the base of the lighthouse. I thought "well this is kind of a cool shot, and was amazed that the sea bird wasn't spooked by me. In fact as I got closer, the bird stared me down and called me out. Visions of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" came to mind. Finally It hit me- I think it was after mom arrived. Duh, The island is home to the Rose Island Wildlife Refuge. I was not only intruding on lunch, I was a very dumb human getting too close to junior. I backed off and took a few family pictures instead. I'd never seen a newborn/new hatched? sea gull. How about you? Pretty cute eh? This is my first sea gull mother/daughter or son? photo session. Probably my last too. I think the birds would prefer it that way.
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