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Tim has been interested in photography for many years. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's in Environmental Science. Writing nature articles allows him to combine his interest in photography and nature into one medium.

Yawning Gull

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series The Coastal Center at Milford Point
Yawning Seagull at The Coastal Center at Milford Point

A Yawning Seagull at The Coastal Center at Milford Point

Today, I took my new 400 mm lens and 7D out to the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Coastal Center at Milford Point to practice photography flying birds.  It went really well, I learned a lot,  and have lots of shots of flying gulls and ducks that I’ll post later after I’ve worked my way through all those photos (I was amazed how quickly my 16 GB CF cards filled up while shooting in continuous mode with the higher megapixel 7D).

For now, here is a photo of a yawning gull.  In some online class I’ve watched (I believe it was a Moose Peterson class), the instructor said that if you watch long enough, gulls will yawn to excrete a saltwater solution from their bills;  I believe that’s what’s going on here.

It’s been a busy day and it’s late, so more photos from today later in the week.

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