Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bird of the Day: Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull

After 5 years of walking on the beach almost daily, I've never seen this bird until today.

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Unless you're this bird who was flying solo as far as I could tell.

Whimbrels on Hollywood Beach

 I love their even spacing.

A real photographer could do so much better, but I'm okay with that.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday Morning Beach Report: First Day of Summer

The crowds arrive! I've always wondered about these meetings of gulls. Dozens more arrived as if there was an appointed time and place for a big meeting.
Where are all the humans?

Looking towards Ventura, not a soul on the beach.

Looking toward the harbor, a lone beach walker.

Then just as I was leaving, this happened. A crowd of middle schoolers, struggling to set up beach umbrellas in the stiff wind. Flying projectile alert on Hollywood Beach today. Don't get stabbed by a beach umbrella.
Oh, and god bless the chaperones.