Flying off?

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For today’s instalment of my “bird photo blitz” in honour of Vancouver’s Bird Week 2014, I will post two photos of a Mew Gull, in part because they allow you to admire their beautiful wings. These birds were doing something intriguing when I took these shots: As the photo below shows, they were repeatedly skimming the surface of the water, seemingly for no reason. Perhaps someone can tell me what was going on?

I took these photos in North Vancouver on April 20, along the North Shore Spirit Trail in Kings Mill Walk Park (not far from the foot of Fell Avenue).

I took these pictures with a fantastic borrowed lens (if you like to photograph wildlife): Nikon’s AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR.

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