The Weekly Smile

Another day at the beach and more antics from the local seagulls. This guy actually went into someone’s bag that had been left unattended and made off with a bag of chips. He dropped it and someone returned it to the bag, but he went back and took it out again. I couldn’t stop laughing watching him persevere.

What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile

Day of the Seagulls

Going to the beach on a weekday is so different from going on the weekend. We arrived to find the beach mostly empty and as people did come, everyone had enough room to take a space without intruding on anyone else. I don’t know if it was the lack of people, but the beach was filled with seagulls all day, everywhere you looked. I have gotten used to them strolling by where I am sitting, but yesterday they lounged around right next us, sleeping and watching the surf. One bird kept swooping into the surf, who I later identified as a Common Tern. There were Muscle Shells galore that had washed in with the surf, so it was open Buffet all day. Here are some of the seagull sights I saw.

Common Tern

Common Tern on the lookout!

Laughing Gull

Lunchtime!

Fearless Oystercatcher foucsed on finding lunch as someone approaches

The Buffet is Open!

You lookin’ at me? This guy was sitting within  arms reach of me

And the Oystercatcher who never stops moving along the surf.

The Weekly Smile

I have pretty much been smiling since school let out at the end of June. You would think I would have more time to catch up on reading the many blogs I follow and writing and participating in the photo challenges I love. Somehow that has not been the case. I have been meeting friends for coffee, catching up on taking care of things around the house, and food shopping on no particular schedule as when I am working. The beach is what makes me smile the most, and here is some of why. What made you smile this week?

Seagull over the ocean

Coloring

A butterfly landing on our beach umbrellaOur new beach caddy that carries everything, and of course the man pushing it

and the zany seagulls that fear nothing and no one