After my car’s oil change, I realized I wasn’t far from Ocean View city park in Norfolk. This is an area undergoing massive redevelopment along the shore of Chesapeake Bay. It has a history of crime, and the city is working hard to remove that scar from its body. Sadly, many citizens are displaced, no longer able to afford housing in that area.
I shouldn’t have been surprised when a scuffle ensued.
Apparently, a Ring-billed Gull ventured onto American Crow turf. The squawking could be heard over the entire park.
Back-up arrived, created a diversion…
…and the gull made its escape…
…and I got to practice birds-in-flight photography!
Popping in to say hi! I have a devotional due Wednesday and it’s taking longer than expected. I should get back to my normal blog-reading and visiting schedule once that’s done. I miss you and look forward to catching up. I hope the weather is being nice to you, wherever you are. We got an inch of snow that caused a few delays this morning, but it’s mostly gone now. Hugs!
The Ring-billed Gulls struggled to find food during the recent snow days, especially when fast-food restaurants were closed and people weren’t tossing them French fries. I made a crumbly peanut butter and cornmeal-based mixture and sprinkled it on the snow.
Another storm front is moving through this week. The Ring-billed Gulls are still searching for food. One saw me filling feeders today and called my name. Well, actually it sounded more like a cat’s meow.
I told it I’d find something for it to eat. Not having time to bake crackers like their last visit, I mixed a crumbly bowl of peanut butter, shortening, cornmeal, flour and cracked corn to sprinkle on the ground.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday
Thanks for hosting, Stewart. And a special thanks to all who take the time to stop by.