Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Where Did That Day Go?

Not a lot of time for Blogging today as Andy Lindsay and Glen Wicks (my mates from Derby) are coming down to enjoy a little culture. The plan is to go fishing Wednesday and Thursday if the weather holds. The first day looks promising, but the wind is likely to freshen to 25 knots on the latter, so we'll have to wait and see. I recon it will be Bassing on the Shambles both days even though I have stressed a preference for a bit of 'wrecking' 20 miles south of Portland Bill. Anyway, I'll let you know how we get on but don't cut the chips just yet. There's enough time to continue Gulls of the World, so here we go!

Gulls of the World (Part 5) A Few Yanks

Western Gull

An adult with juvenile on El Sugunda Beach, Los Angeles, California 2007

California Gull

Newport Beach, Oregon 2007, the degree of difficulty, particularly on the US west coast, are hybrids. One set of photographs taken here of California Gull had such bright yellow legs it was initially thought (more accurately hoped) to be a Yellow-footed Gull.

Thayer's Gull

Also taken on Newport Beach, Oregon, on what was a dull, misty day with persistant light rain, the kind that gets you very wet very quickly eough to abort our walk. Drenched, we boldly entered a 'posh' hotel, ordered a coffee then used all their facilities to get dry. That done we equally brazzenly approach a couple of 'clam fisherman' and gently coaxed them into giving us a lift back (5 miles) to our motel.

American Herring Gull

Taken during one of four visits to Cape May, New Jersey which really is everything you've heard about it. I just love this place and have made some good friends there.