I love autumn at the Jersey Shore. Yes, autumn! I’ve been neglecting the blog and am a little bit behind. Is it acceptable to still blame the holidays, even though it’s February? This was a beautiful November day at the beach. Compared to our most recent weather it seems darn near tropical.
Finally got around to editing pictures from the summer…
After some unexpected delays, it’s time for Part 2 of How Seagulls Are Like Humans.
Just like humans, some seagulls are anti-social, some just want to be with that one special individual and some aren’t happy unless they are surrounded by a whole group.
Seagulls also like to drink. Who doesn’t enjoy a refreshing cocktail?
Then there are always the ones that can’t handle their booze and end up in a fight.
Some could be featured in an episode of Hoarders.
There’s at least one rule breaker in every group.
Some random pictures from this summer at the Jersey Shore. You’ll notice my Jersey Shore is very different from MTV’s version of the Jersey Shore. This is a Snooki and JWOW free blog post.
Seagulls are often considered the pests of the beach. However, after spending some time at the shore this summer I’ve realized they are very much like you and me.
They like to eat…a lot. They are omnivores and will eat just about anything. I bet they’d even eat a tin can if given the opportunity. I noticed they are not big fans of sharing their food, just like some people I know.
After a big meal they like to take a nap. There is nothing better than a nap on the beach.
In order to keep in shape, seagulls like to exercise. In addition to flying they enjoy all types of exercise: yoga, swimming and dancing just to name a few.
At the end of a long day they enjoy looking out across the ocean, reflecting upon they day they’ve had and dreaming about what adventures tomorrow will bring.
Just like a child or favorite pet, as soon as you have a decent shot lined up, they turn their head. Damn them!
The benefit of spending part of the summer ‘down the shore’, which is New Jersey speak for ‘at the beach’, is that there are plenty of sea birds to photograph. And these birds love to FLY, especially the Seagulls.
I even spotted some Pelicans flying around Island Beach State Park. I love how prehistoric they look.
These little sea birds hung out in a pack and flew away each time I got too close.
Even the Ducks got in on the action although they are far less graceful looking than the other birds. When they land it looks to me like they’re looking around to see if anyone actually saw their less than graceful landing.