This is the second of a series of four posts I'd like to share about a recent Trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. You can click on the link to read the first post featuring photos of the sunrise over Biloxi.
Today, I'd like to share some pictures I captured of the seagulls frolicking on the sandbars. I had never really seen seagulls up close until that morning on the beach, and I discovered, thanks to my zoom lens, that they are truly beautiful little creatures. Actually, I think the correct name for the species found on the Coast are Laughing Gulls, but I prefer to think of them as just "seagulls." You can click on the pictures to enlarge them, if you'd like.
These two looked as if they were out for their morning stroll, and I could just imagine the one in front saying, "Hurry up, Myrtle. Don't be such a slowpoke!"
They were a little skittish and wouldn't let me get any closer than about 10 to 15 feet, but I managed to get a few closeups ...
I wish I had gotten a closer shot of this one's feet ...
I love the delicate tracings their footprints left in the sand.
I loved hearing their chattering and watching them swoop overhead. They're such graceful birds and I'm so glad I was able to capture them in my pictures.
There's one more picture I want to share. Although this little guy is not as pretty or as graceful as the seagulls, he sat in one spot the entire time I was taking pictures, as if waiting his turn to have his picture taken. Bless his heart ... is that a hint of a smile I see?
I hope you will join me tomorrow to see "Mississippi's Little Grand Canyon."