The day I watched the seagulls playing king of the hill, I was sitting on a concrete block. I turned around for a few minutes and right behind me on another block with this beautiful grackle. His feathers were bluer than any grackle I had seen before, maybe because I had not been this close to one before, but I think my camera settings may have accentuated the blue a little more than it actually was in reality.
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These photos were taken at White Rock Lake as a cold front was blowing in. I sat for about an hour watching the sea gulls flying around, then chasing one of the other gulls off the post. Some went more easily than others.
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