Saturday, July 18, 2009

Day 196: Bird Islands

Day 196: Bird Islands, originally uploaded by susanvg.

This is a magical place – a place to watch nature and listen. We sat at the end of a bluff near a cliff watching the small islands right near us. On one there were puffins and seagulls, including some gray downy juveniles ((if you view this image in the largest size in flickr, you will see the puffins on the left). This rocky island was a perfect perch for the gulls as they watched the water for fish. Not far off was the iceberg we had seen the day before. And occasionally we saw the spouts of whales coming up for air. Our attention drifted from one to the other. The puffins are comical birds, waddling on their big orange feet and ducking into their nests. They fly – little round things with madly flapping wings and occasionally flew right near the area where we were sitting.

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  1. What a great place to sit and contemplate life!

  2. Oh - very beautiful! Glad you're having a great vacation.