Because I lived on The Fort for six years, I’ve seen a few gulls in my day. Depending on the species, gulls have up to four plumage types as they mature, plus they change from breeding plumage to winter plumage as adults.
This causes many people to throw up their hands is discuss when trying to identify the birds they are seeing. I even get comments from seasoned birders and twitchers that they get confused. With this in mind, I have posted many gull tips over the past few years in hopes that it will help those of us on Cape Ann and also the many, many birders that come here in the winter to find them. Gloucester has some pretty cool birds here in the winter that many inlanders just don’t get to see.
I hope that this information is helpful!
What’s that they say about birds of a feather…
From City of Gloucester Website:
As a result of the work being done at the intersection of Main/Wash/Rogers Streets a broken gate valve has been discovered and is being repaired. Water service on Main Street from Hancock Street to Washington will be interrupted from 5pm – 9pm this evening (May 14th)
We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience as the crews work as quickly as possible to make the necessary repairs.
No KBMG at Jalapenos tonight ~ Check out the other great music tonight here
All Restaurants Closed from Hancock to Washington Street
On a very windy day noticed these sea gulls heading to the buffet table
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Good Harbor Beach Seagulls
I Love Homies!
Random snapshots from recent photo trips with Fujufilm X-E1. Ubiquitous, and from every vantage point, the gulls always make their presence known. Gloucester seagulls are the best–so photogenic!
Click twice to embiggen: sucker is 9,283 pixels wide.Panorama on the new iPhone 5 is pretty slick. As simple as can be and no waiting. Sometimes it says to slow down as I pan across. Here is one of my first shots. Oh Em Gee! When I pointed the camera directly into the sun I detect a purple haze. Apple is going to die for this!
The pano stitching is pretty good. Handheld and turn the phone. The horizon is a tad ragged on the left hand side but the clarity through out is not too shabby. All three lighthouses , couple of boats, a dog and a duck. I over saturated the colors on a lower resolution and I can do a better job with a smooth sweep with practice. If dogs or people move when you are sweeping they can become quite amusing, scary, and mutated.
I’ll write my review of the iPhone after I use it for a week.
First impressions: I can talk in a monotone robot voice pretty easily so Siri can dictate notes and email. It does pretty well and I think I might use that feature.
The maps app with siri is seriously amazing. I have not driven off a cliff yet. Get in the car and tell Siri to drive to an address and #boom she is a chatty little thing telling me the way.
Bizarre quirk: We haven’t figured out the command to tell her we have arrived and we would like her to quit the map program. Siri, quit maps, Siri, stop driving, Siri, shut up. None of them worked. Sue finally told her to shut the fsck up and she replied, “that’s not very nice” and quit the app. She is amusing and I hope I do not get locked up when found on a street corner swearing at my phone in one hand with a Rubber Duck in the other.
Click on the pick for the full monty. Stella, Rubber Duck, Chapin’s Gully, Pigeon Cove.
Fred Bodin Submits-
Published on Sep 2, 2012 by Nathalie Rollandin
Funny video of how a seagull stole my GoPro, flew over the water in front of Golden Gate Bridge and how the camera incredibly managed to survive, recording everything! A flying video from a seagull’s mouth! A San Francisco sunset I will hardly forget..
I saw this on http://www.facebook.com/crockpotguys
This is the sunset last Friday night, while I waited for the blue moon to show itself… These colors are what came from the camera with no significant editing. It’s oversaturated somewhat, but pretty close to what I was seeing. I set my camera’s white balance to “incandescent bulb” to get these colors; on automatic or “sunlight”, it was making everything golden – pretty, but nowhere near the real colors.
I got up to the roof of the rectory early to wait for the sunset/moonrise, and the seagulls, which usually occupy our small roof, were NOT amused that I was usurping their prized vantage point for observing the world.
Homie is giving me the evil eye.
– Fr. Matthew Green
This first shot is actually from Thursday evening, several hours before the precise full moon:
On Friday night, the “blue moon” put on a real show, playing hide-and-seek through the clouds:
Click here to see these two and more photos close-up:
- Fr. Matthew Green
Wow, Rubber Duck got caught in a wicked back eddy and now she is practically off the map. There be dragons down here on this island.
Rubber Duck Tracker Current Location.
She hopes to be back on the right island of Cape Ann by Mug Up this Sunday. RD really enjoyed reading the art*throb article especially the part about her love life. Wow, they almost called Rubber Duck the mascot of GMG. (Of course she knows that isn’t true; she would never usurp Homie’s rightful place.)
Four more days of humidity and hush puppies.
Hi guys! I thought I would share a nice picture of Homie who made an appearance for my nephew, Tommy Bean, visting from Ohio. He’s great with the camera and I took him on a small photo tour. Of course, there is never enough time to see it all! One stop we made was at Raffe’s Chasm. (thanks to Donna and GMG for introducing that beautiful spot!). Anyways, here is the shot. Hope everyone is enjoying the summer.
- Rich Bean
I see you looking at me looking at you. Don’t think I don’t.