It was a lovely morning at the lake. Many migrants are still coming through. There are still thousands of gulls. I imagine the egrets are getting ready to leave to for the season. Everywhere we went there were pelicans. The young bald eagle was a nice surprise. Click on pictures to enlarge.
Fall migration is wonderful! The cormorants were coming in all morning and there are thousands of gulls here. I watched hundreds of swallows swooping over the grass and water. I think they will be leaving soon. A very nice morning!
I saw a gull dive-bombing grebes for their fish. It does not seem like it would be a very productive activity for gulls since grebes can stay under water for a very very long time. Click on pictures to enlarge.
If you live in the Lawrence area, you have probably noticed the thousands of gulls moving through. Amazing, and big fun to watch! Click on pictures to enlarge.
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A couple of weeks ago, I was watching a huge number of coots moving about at Clinton Lake. I also noticed quite a few gulls flying about. There was a lot of splashing going on, then I realized they were not all just hanging out together. The gulls were actually dive-bombing the coots and taking their fish away. Click on pictures to enlarge.