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Author:  Jim Wright [ Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:51 pm ]
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Ran into a bunch of gulls at a fairly large lake about 350 or so miles from the coast. Wonder what they were doing in this far?

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Author:  Tommy [ Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:20 pm ]
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Jim Wright wrote:
Ran into a bunch of gulls at a fairly large lake about 350 or so miles from the coast. Wonder what they were doing in this far?


Obviously enjoying the fresh water cuisine.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:26 pm ]
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Tommy wrote:
Jim Wright wrote:
Ran into a bunch of gulls at a fairly large lake about 350 or so miles from the coast. Wonder what they were doing in this far?


Obviously enjoying the fresh water cuisine.


=D> =D> =D> :thumbsup: :laughing:

Author:  Lyn D [ Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:32 pm ]
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We have them here in my town, Jim. They're attracted by any water, like the river, pond etc.

Author:  RonKiley [ Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:29 pm ]
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We have them here where we are about 40 miles from Chesapeake bay. They seemed to be attracted to the Walmart parking lot. I don't know what that means.

Author:  Adrian [ Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:34 pm ]
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RonKiley wrote:
They seemed to be attracted to the Walmart parking lot. I don't know what that means.


:laughing: :laughing:

Author:  Adrian [ Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:38 pm ]
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Nice photos Jim. I tried to take some pictures of gulls today and all I got were tiny spots in the frame. :oops:

Author:  Susan [ Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:04 am ]
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Nice shots. Thanks for sharing them.

Author:  Mermaid [ Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:11 am ]
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We have lots of sea gulls here near the Tennessee River. But lately I see them circling parking lots at grocery stores. I think they are confused or looking for a handout.

Nice shot, good and sharp.

Paulette

Author:  Lyn D [ Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:53 pm ]
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Ron, they like parking lots because where there's cars, there are people, and where there's people, there's FOOD. They're scavengers. You'd better watch out for low-flying seagulls! :roll: :laughing: :laughing:

Author:  Micheal [ Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:54 pm ]
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Lyn D wrote:
Ron, they like parking lots because where there's cars, there are people, and where there's people, there's FOOD. They're scavengers. You'd better watch out for low-flying seagulls! :roll: :laughing: :laughing:

Thanks for bringing it to light first Lynn, I have to admit that one of the biggest flocks of them I have seen was at the local landfill. The are basically rats with wings. Fun to watch and I do like to hear their "song".... but I am more impressed by them when I am at the beach and not taking things to the dump.

I went out tonight and bought some new batteries for my camera, the present ones are old and just not holding a charge for very long. I hope I can start getting some shots worth posting soon since I am getting out a lot more than I used to.... you have been warned...hehehe

Author:  Jim Wright [ Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:10 pm ]
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Micheal wrote:
Lyn D wrote:
I am getting out a lot more than I used to.... you have been warned...hehehe

Micheal ... that is wonderful to hear .. I am so happy for you ... is it still with supervision or ... are .. they letting you out alone????? :laughing:

Author:  Revles [ Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:41 am ]
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most folk over here call them seagulls.but they should really be known as 'Gulls' only........and although they are so often seen at the seaside they spend much of their time inland....pretty decent photos...well captured.

Author:  larrym [ Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:31 pm ]
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When I lived in Wilmington, NC, the folks there referred to them as "Sea Hawks". In fact, the nick-name of the UNCW basketball team is the "Seahawks".


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Larry

Author:  jrc [ Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:40 pm ]
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Quote:
The are basically rats with wings.


:laughing: :laughing: =D> =D> =D> :laughing: :laughing:

I was SOOO gonna say that very thing and chickened out! but it's true.

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:22 am ]
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jrc wrote:
Quote:
The are basically rats with wings.


:laughing: :laughing: =D> =D> =D> :laughing: :laughing:

I was SOOO gonna say that very thing and chickened out! but it's true.


Rats taste a lot nicer than seagulls!

Author:  Walden [ Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:58 am ]
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There are plenty of seagulls here in Oklahoma, and we're other side of the ocean from Texas.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:37 am ]
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Walden wrote:
There are plenty of seagulls here in Oklahoma, and we're other side of the ocean from Texas.


Well .... than from what I have learned from this thread ... would that mean you have more Wal Marts than we do???? :-k

Author:  Walden [ Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:05 am ]
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Jim Wright wrote:
Well .... than from what I have learned from this thread ... would that mean you have more Wal Marts than we do???? :-k

I'm sure we did in the 70's. Not sure we do any more.

BTW, your avatar looks like a gnu.

Author:  Dana [ Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:45 pm ]
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I've noticed seagulls in Oklahoma too. They tend to hang out around the Arkansas river, and lakes. We also are loaded with Canadian geese. It used to be such a special thing to see a flock, but it's becoming pretty common to see them flying, or hanging out near bodies of water.

Dana

Author:  Jim Wright [ Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:59 pm ]
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Walden wrote:

BTW, your avatar looks like a gnu.


Believe me ... I have been called a lot worse! :laughing:

I see it as old and wise ... a lot like me!!!!! :thumbsup: ;)

Author:  Jorg [ Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:17 pm ]
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At work, guys in the field call us corporate folks seagulls

We fly in, eat their food, (poop) all over everything, and fly out

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