Oregon writer, Rain Trueax, and Oregon painter, Diane Widler Wenzel co-author Rainy Day Thought. Diane generally posts on Wednesdays and Rain on Saturdays. There may be extra days or changes as situations warrant. Comments are always welcome and appreciated as it turns an article into a discussion.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Seagull Mama

Last week when we were eating lunch at old Newport with our daughter-in-law and four grandchildren, we got what was for us a rare treat. For the first time ever, we saw seagull babies. Someone had nailed old tires to tall pilings out from the docks, with water all around them, likely as a good nesting place. There might be more enjoyable things to watch while you eat seafood, but offhand, I cannot think of any.


4 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

Lovely!!!!!!!!!

robin andrea said...

What a treat. I think I've only seen a seagull mama and babies once, off the ferry pier on the Olympic Peninsula. Great photo, rain.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh...These pictures are just precious Rain....So very very sweet! How wonderful that you were able to see this dear little family and capture them with your camera...! What a brilliant idea that was of whomever--the tire as 'nesting place'! Perfect!

Sandy said...

Great pictures! I too think I have only seen a mama and babies once before, thanks so much for sharing :)