If you know me, you know I LOVE animals (except spiders, they do not count, they never count). These birds often annoy people and get overlooked. I happen to love them and love watching them. There is one in particular that has only 1 foot. He is very strong willed and does not let his disability affect him. I ALWAYS look for him when I am at the wharf! They all have their own personalities, which is noticeable when you observe them like I do. They are very photogenic and super fun!
I find them to be intelligent and actually funny and daring. I have seen many of them picking at the sea lions for scraps or what not. But some of them are very daring, walking through a pile of sleeping sea lions. The sea lions often "yell" at these guys, not wanting to be disturbed, walked on, picked at, or what have you. Its a funny site to see. They are fearless.
I hope to continue this collection of Santa Cruz Birds! I could watch these guys for hours, I could honestly watch any animal for hours! I am just fascinated.
Yes, I am crazy and do talk to the birds as I photograph them.....because I love getting these looks like the one above!
I hope you enjoyed this Photo Friday. Check back next week for DIY Monday!