Thursday, August 20, 2009

Preening Seagull Dance: A Nature Video

I didn't have time this week to write a long post, so I thought I'd upload this short video I shot on the beach this past winter. Or maybe it was early spring; I guess that depends on your viewpoint and how literally you take the calendar!

The snow was still melting on the beach, it was a mild day, and this seagull was up for a good cleansing bath. I thought his behavior was so animated and interesting, and I'm glad he let me get close enough to capture it. Nature is so full of wonders!

Please bear with me in that I'm posting and commenting less than usual, as we are still in the throes of house construction and remodeling. I didn't forget about you, and hold my blogging friends dear.

I hope to be more "present" soon. I hope you're having lovely late-summer days, filled with warmth, discovery, and wonders of your own making.

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19 comments:

  1. Lynda:

    Loved the video. Is that you I hear pound nails in the back ground?

    Happy trails.

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  2. Hey Lynda this is wild, thanks for sharing. Once I watched Canada geese, hundreds of them, doing the same. Hope all is well otherwise, and good luck with your home constructions. We are not going anywhere, we here. Anna :)

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  3. I for one am enjoying your lovely videos very much.

    We would never ever forget about you. Actually I was thinking of you just yesterday afternoon.

    I went out and did a study of reflections in water. Two are quite abstract and I love them.

    Thank you for the mentoring even if it is via your blogging. It has done wonders for me.

    Happy nailing and don;t work too hard!

    Love and hugs,
    Jackie

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  4. That's a delightful show the gull performed for you! Love this video you took! Hope the construction goes well for you :)

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  5. Lovely video and I've been bloggily negligent myself. soon we will both be blogging and creating and you will be wonderfully ensconced in your new home!

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  6. Hello Lynda~ The seagull was certainly doing a dance in water he so obviously loved. Hope your house is coming along to your liking. Have a great night.

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  7. This is a wonderful clip, Lynda!! How nice to have a chance to be that close for that long a time. Lucky opportunity and great images!

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  8. Hi Lynda, I enjoyed your marvelous seagull video. I never saw gulls do that before. Looks like it felt great for the bird!

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  9. Oh he's having fun! that could be set to music, lol. Great video :)

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  10. was that the sounds of hammering in the background Lynda? :)
    beautiful video and that seagull is certainly animated...
    your seagull looks a bit fluffier than our aussie gulls...or maybe it's the way yours bath :))
    enjoy your Sunday...
    I'm finally over a week of the flu!!!

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  11. Very cool Lynda, addicting video, after awhile I started preening myself, lol.

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  12. thanks for joining my little blog community Lynda! I enjoyed this video and it actually made me miss the winter a little in the midst of a scorching sunday afternoon in New York. Take care.

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  13. Continued luck & fortitude with the hard labor! Don't worry about us, we'll be okay (although we do miss you!)

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  14. I enjoy browsing around your blog. Beautiful nature, great work!

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  15. Thank you for sharing this wonderful video with us. He sure did clean out his feathers alot. How beautiful. I love Nature! Thanks for sharing with us!
    *HUGS*
    Angela

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  16. Hi Lynda,
    Lovely video. I'm on the North shore of LI, and I love the beaches there. But, my heart will always be on the South Shore where I was raised. your video of the seagull brings me brings me back. Thanks for posting this. Good luck with your construction. -Mike.

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  17. So cool! Seems we're all a little loaded down right now. :)

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  18. We forget some times the simple joys--the seagull taking a bath was a great reminder, Lynda!

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