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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Two Gulls and a Duck

This Gull was all comfy cozy....bathing in the late day sunlight. I just loved his position on the pole as he was laying on his little feet.

This one preferred to stand as he sunbathed on the pole. Actually, both of these gulls were very friendly, and didn't seem to mind my presence at all. They were very obliging, thank you very much! :-)

This poor little Mallard climbed up on the ice to pose for me. I felt so bad for her and I wish she hadn't done it because she was slipping and sliding. I'm afraid she thought I had some food for her, when in fact all I had was my camera. Good news is she made her way back into the water just fine after I walked away.

And finally here's the rest of the scene. A partially frozen section of Scituate Harbor. No matter what the weather, this is the area where a lot of the feathered friends like to gather.


  1. I think that area stays warmer for them... on the right, you have Satuit Brook feeding into the harbor, and to the left, you have the constant flow in and out of the salt marshes towards Peggotty, so the moving water keeps things from getting too frigid. It's also a nestled in corner, so less exposed to wind... and the fishing boats are a source of food sometimes, and people bring their kids over the to feed the ducks and seagulls, too. The gulls are loving the new fence that went up, too!! All in all, a sweet spot for our fine feathered friends. ;-)

  2. Thanks for the info Ali. Yes, that is one of my favorite spots as well!