Wednesday, 9 September 2015

September Sea Birds

A little bit of..


.........washing time


......team work time


.........sunbathing time


..........splashing about time


.........diving time


.....time for forty winks


 ....singing gospel time


.......practising tricks time


 .......time for take off


.......upside down time


........... family time


....tail in the air time


.....prize time


...........dashing about time


..............mine, mine, mine


...............at last the real thing!

I have run out of time once again. 

All this decorating has serious consequences on my blogging time and I truly can't wait to finish it. The kitchen is difficult as there is so much to protect before starting and lots of corners and angles to paint around.

Back to work last week was a shock after two and a half weeks off (mostly spent decorating).

I went to the beach early one sunny morning at the weekend whilst hubby walked the dog and got some time to myself with the camera and the gulls. I did enjoy it.

It made me aware of how important that little bit of time out with the camera is and how much I enjoy a bit of peace and quiet whilst watching nature.

So I can only apologise for not following your blogs and recent posts and for not posting regularly at the moment. Wishing you a productive week ahead in what ever you are doing.

Until next time
SeagullSuzie

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pics!
    Keep going. It will be so worth it when the house is done and you can relax and enjoy the benefit of all your hard work. I know how hard it is though. A break every now and again doing something you enjoy is just the ticket.

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    1. Thank you Jessica. Yes it is good to stop, it was only for half an hour but very enjoyable. I feel less tired already and now need to get the second coat on the kitchen!

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  2. You are forgiven Suzie especially when you post up such wonderful photo's. Why I can even get a whisp of salt laden air, as well as almost hear the gently lap of the tide as it kisses the shore.

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    1. Mel, thank you for your kind comments. It was lovely to watch the chicks learning how to be gulls in the safety of the waters edge. There are still a few more to arrive, the last fledglings are on the roof tops with their parents.

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  3. All the black bonnets have been put away for winter!

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    1. Yes, although the Herring gulls don't change they tent to feather up again nicely. Some of them are looking a little ragged. They need to enjoy themselves as much as possible now as come October dogs will be allowed on the beach and the birds will not be so settled.

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  4. I love your photos from the seashore Suzie - I can well imagine how much you enjoyed being there by the water watching the birds at work and play - he comes over in the images

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    1. Many thanks Rosemary. They have almost finished flying over the houses now, although there are a couple of families still to go out to sea trying to tempt their very big chicks off the rooftops for good.

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  5. Oh this has to be one of my favourite posts. I really enjoyed these photos - especially the gospel one (it reminded me of Kenny Everett's big hands). A decorating holiday? Thank goodness you managed to escape and take these fabulous photos.

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    1. Thank you Sarah, I'm glad you liked this post so much. As I sat and watched them, I thought of the theme as time has definitely been my enemy recently.

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  6. Your photos are an absolute treat!!!
    Margaret P

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    1. Many thanks Margaret, these young gulls are so much fun to watch.

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  7. Always entertaining birds are the gulls and I can well imagine that watching them provided a very welcome break and distraction from all the decorating!

    Hope you are well and best wishes to all :-)

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    1. Thank you David, the decorating continues as nature moves on almost unobserved by me this year. I am making plans for next year and the garden though, so it gives me hope as I decorate, that it'll soon be finished.

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  8. A lovely series of photos Suzie - brought a welcome virtual visit to the seaside for me :)

    Hang on in there re: the decorating. Up to our eyes in it here at the moment as we're trying to redecorate and refurbish every room in the house - think its going to take years!!! Busy unpacking storage boxes at the minute of contents of china cabinet that was put away for safe keeping! Will be worth it in the end for us both!

    Glad you managed to get away for an hour or so - a trip out watching wildlife with the camera never fails to recharge the batteries.

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    1. Many thanks for your words of support, it seems like it'll never get finished, but we are determined to get it all (well almost all) done in one big job, as I don't want to spend another hour of my life decorating ever again!!

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  9. Seems as though a lovely time was had by all! I hope that you get some more time to yourself soon. xx

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    1. Thank you Amy. Well it's hard to fit it all in right now, but dog walking early in the morning is a treat and I meet up with a friend and her two dogs so we have a lovely natter.

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  10. It's lovely to see your wonderful photography of wildlife again, hope you are beginning to see light at the end of the decorating tunnel! It makes me realise how lucky we were to not have to do anything! Sarah x

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    1. Many thanks Sarah. It's still a slog....need to finish the kitchen so that the flooring can go down and then start the office. But I just don't want to do anything, so I'm off to the garden centre for a break after a mad few days at work!

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