Fowl play

When I was in England this summer, we went to Brighton beach.

The seagulls there was as big as houses and as brave as lions.

These birds remind me that gulls just want to have fun.

Some of the birds flew so close you could feel their claws on your head.

In the words of Beyoncé, if you like it, you’d better put a ring on it.

The young gulls had lovely markings that made it easy for them to camouflage themselves among the pebbles of the beach.

This one appeared to be showing off by shaking his tail feathers.

And remember – for more bad puns, all you have to do is go to goo-gull!

More bad puns? It’s your tern at: Camera Critters.

66 responses

  1. Wonderful photos, I love the detail in the second.

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    September 15, 2012 at 16:42

  2. Lady Fi!
    Your photos delight.
    These are beautiful.
    Oh, I am very sorry that I can not just shoot.
    I keep dreaming …
    Lucia

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    September 15, 2012 at 16:47

  3. Pat

    Great gull shots! The capture of the banded (ringed) bird is amazing.

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    September 15, 2012 at 16:49

  4. shewhocarriescamera

    OMG….that middle one is like having a 747 flying right over head! Fantastic capture!

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    September 15, 2012 at 16:52

  5. TexWisGirl

    oh, you are cracking me up today!!!

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    September 15, 2012 at 17:04

  6. Lovely pictures, all of them.

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    September 15, 2012 at 17:27

  7. You did a great job of pulling all the puns together, I might be a gull-able reader, but you did well.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    September 15, 2012 at 17:38

  8. LOL @ the “put a ring on it” reference. My, you did get close! These are awesome.

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    September 15, 2012 at 17:50

  9. ha i rather like that show off….cool pics…and kinda cool they can tag these to follow their patterns as well…put a ring on it….smiles….have a wonderful saturday!

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    September 15, 2012 at 18:22

  10. Sylvia Kirkwood

    I’m with Tex, you are cracking me up today and what a fun post to start my day! I love it!! I’m headed for “goo-gull” right now!

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    September 15, 2012 at 18:22

  11. Don

    Great post, Fiona. Love your little phrase, “Gulls just want to have fun.” I think it’s classic.

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    September 15, 2012 at 18:23

  12. Pretty photos and a cute post!

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    September 15, 2012 at 18:27

  13. Thank you for a series of chuckles!

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    September 15, 2012 at 18:52

  14. lovely captures Fi

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    September 15, 2012 at 18:53

  15. onceupona

    Very punny! Cheers! -Danette

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    September 15, 2012 at 19:05

  16. LOL Those gulls are pretty brave!

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    September 15, 2012 at 19:09

  17. Fun post, and I enjoyed your puns. And the gulls. Great shots, have a happy weekend!

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    September 15, 2012 at 19:14

  18. **In the words of Beyoncé, if you like it, you’d better put a ring on it.!!*** Looooove.

    After reading Jonathan Livingston Seagall….I’ve always felt the joy of Seagulls. I find myself searching for Jonathan! Xxx

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    September 15, 2012 at 19:38

  19. How nice. You did a great job. Especially, I like the second one.

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    September 15, 2012 at 20:30

  20. Bob

    Lovely and funny.

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    September 15, 2012 at 21:20

  21. Ok your quoting Beyonce made me GRIN!!! Totally unexpected!

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    September 15, 2012 at 21:50

  22. Love the tail feathers!!!

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    September 15, 2012 at 22:38

  23. Great capture with the ring on the leg…..bra jobbat!

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    September 15, 2012 at 22:41

  24. Great shots Fi. Thanks for a bright cheery start to my day! In the words of an Irish blessing – may the road rise up to greet you and the wind be always at your back.

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    September 15, 2012 at 23:26

  25. Methinks Lady Fi just wants to have pun.
    A very fun post for Camera Critters, Fiona. I’ve always loved gulls, which often earn the scorn of lesser folk. LOL
    K

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    September 16, 2012 at 00:01

  26. It seems that gulls are much the same the world over. Lovely photos, as always.

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    September 16, 2012 at 00:54

  27. Anonymous

    The gulls in my “office” where I stop for lunch are amazingly friendly, perch on the wing mirror while I share my lunch with them…

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    September 16, 2012 at 01:15

  28. Kata

    Oops that last comment was me!

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    September 16, 2012 at 01:17

  29. That’s awful! I like it!

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    September 16, 2012 at 01:28

  30. Awesome bird shots. Wow! Love Oscar in the banner, to.

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    September 16, 2012 at 03:32

  31. Great macros.

    Visiting from Camera Critters. Crows is my entry this week. Hope you’d come and see.

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    September 16, 2012 at 03:50

  32. cloudia

    wow! Spread your wings and put your neck out like a goose! spectacular series.

    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

    >

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    September 16, 2012 at 03:51

  33. Please, Fi! I’m not that gull-able! Great gull shots.

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    September 16, 2012 at 04:26

  34. Great pictures and fun commentary. Gulls just wanna have fun!

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    September 16, 2012 at 05:17

  35. such wonderful images!!!

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    September 16, 2012 at 05:47

  36. Beautiful photos…

    And nice info

    thanks for sharing

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    September 16, 2012 at 06:07

  37. Wow! so much details, great clarity in captures.

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    September 16, 2012 at 06:20

  38. Halina

    Fantastiska bilder 🙂

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    September 16, 2012 at 08:40

  39. Wonderful composition on gulls! 2nd one is impressive

    Happy Sunday

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    September 16, 2012 at 08:43

  40. WAU – where some great pictures you show 🙂
    Hanne Bente

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    September 16, 2012 at 08:47

  41. Fantastic photographs, such views are enrapturing. I am greeting

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    September 16, 2012 at 09:17

  42. Your text made me laugh……. the photos are wonderful. The sea gull on the last one looks like a sea eagle!

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    September 16, 2012 at 09:42

  43. I love catching thwm with the camera. 🙂 Nice shots.

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    September 16, 2012 at 09:46

  44. Some of those puns are so bad that they deserve to become famous! Nice shots of the gulls as well.

    Survived the week – but jet lag is a nightmare! SM

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    September 16, 2012 at 10:07

  45. Gorgeous captures of the gulls! Loved them all!

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    September 16, 2012 at 10:08

  46. yet another wonderul series of photos!
    i love them all!

    xx

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    September 16, 2012 at 13:41

  47. Beautiful shots!
    They do match the pebbles. Love the wingspread shot!
    A very punny post that brought smiles to my face.

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    September 16, 2012 at 14:22

  48. I am in love with that second shot!!!

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    September 16, 2012 at 20:28

  49. jenjilks

    We love puns at our house! Great post and fabulous photos. I had a good chuckle.

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    September 16, 2012 at 20:33

  50. jenjilks

    P.S. Cheers from Cottage Country!

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    September 16, 2012 at 20:33

  51. Love it! Bad puns an’ all 😀

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    September 16, 2012 at 22:11

  52. Wow, what great shots! The second one with the banded leg is just amazing!

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    September 16, 2012 at 23:05

  53. Fun..both the puns and the photos:)

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    September 16, 2012 at 23:44

  54. Gulls just want to have fun! I love that!

    (And the photos too! Wow!)

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    September 16, 2012 at 23:48

  55. What a fun post! I love your sense of humor! The photos are delightful!

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    September 17, 2012 at 01:33

  56. Hilarious puns and awesome shots!

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    September 17, 2012 at 02:40

  57. Beautiful captures and phunny puns!

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    September 17, 2012 at 04:02

  58. lovely and great close-ups 🙂

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    September 17, 2012 at 08:52

  59. Those gulls certainly are very friendly – or aggressive. They do blend into the pebbly beach – Dave

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    September 17, 2012 at 10:49

  60. I LOVE THOSE PICTURES. FREEDOM ! ♥ My favourite : the second one. Love the contrast between the bird and the blue sky.

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    September 17, 2012 at 13:38

  61. My favourite is the one of the gull in flight, where you have captured its feet and tail!!

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    September 17, 2012 at 15:19

  62. groooooan … you were oh so brave looking up like that you never know when a gull is likely to let go … and well they do say its good luck .. 😉

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    September 17, 2012 at 15:40

  63. Love these shots!

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    September 18, 2012 at 22:38

  64. JM

    The middle shot is outstanding! You’ve done a great job.

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    September 19, 2012 at 20:44

  65. Beautiful, last one is my favorite 🙂

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    September 19, 2012 at 21:54

  66. I love the puns.

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    September 20, 2012 at 12:51

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