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A place to rest

2 Aug

The rather silly Boer War memorial on Ferensway makes a nice perch for a sea gull. I think he improves it tremendously; I’m  thinking of calling him Steven …

The Aristocrats

19 Jun

Allow me, if you  will, to have my annual rant against hot weather. It’s 29C and stinking humid as hell and I’m hating it. I know, I know 29C is just warming up for some places but this pale psychrophilic Englishman much prefers 19C;  actually now I come to come to think 9C is just dandy. To add to the misery everyone is supposed to be happy now summer is here: oh look! blue skies and barbecues and relaxing in the glorious sunshine (sunshine is not glorious it’s a vile irridiating emission from the furnace in the sky and it can bugger off). Stuff that for a game.
Deep intake of breath …
aaand relax …
Where was I? Oh yes
These common gulls were taken by Margot in wonderful cool March. It’s difficult not to see them as laughing at something, the human condition perhaps or the Brexit talks that finally start today, the PM who is afraid to show her face in public (“strong and stable”), that bloke from Hull and Hereabouts; there’s so much to choose from. Or maybe they’ve just heard the dirtiest joke ever.

A slight difference of opinion

19 Apr

I couldn’t go to the seaside and not take a picture of seagulls, well actually Margot took this but that’s just nit picking.

The parliament that England is the mother to has just voted for an election by 522 to 13. Now don’t get me wrong I’m all in favour of elections, have one every year (a la Chartism) if you will. Vote early, vote often is my motto. No, what boils my renal filtrate is the continual news media banging on, speculating, asking the same old same old rubbish of the same old so-called experts and commentators over and over and over and over for six whole goddam weeks. (I know other places have it much, much worse but that’s their problem) It should be the law that the news people announce the election and then STFU about it.

You might think that there is some subtle visual pun about the gullibility of the electorate in this picture, you might very well think that but I couldn’t possibly comment.

Common Gulls

19 Jan

Well the first dusting of snow in two years thankfully melted away before I could get any pictures. Here’s one I took earlier, much earlier, these are Common Gulls (Larus canus, the grey gull!)  in Pearson Park where they gather en masse to steal the bread out of the beaks of the ducks. Snow is just snow; you’ve seen one load of it you’ve seen the lot. I can live without thank you.

Flying to the moon

4 Nov
Margot took this daytime moon photo. It just needed a little cropping. Teamwork huh?

Street Life

8 Apr

I mentioned a long time ago how Bridlington tries to stop gulls nesting on buildings. They put netting and spikes and so on with limited success. But if you’re going to leave your Christmas decorations up all year you’re just asking for trouble as this pair of Kittiwakes think it’s a very des res.

The Water’s Edge

1 Nov

Bridlington’s south shore at low tide is a good place to spot some wading birds.
This month’s theme is ‘the water’s edge’. Find what others have made of this at the new CDPB monthly theme page here.