3/9/09

Well would you Adam & Eve it!?

Look what I saw yesterday on a local lake - SEAGULLS!!

I was in such total denial that the cry I was hearing was ACTUALLY a Seagull, that I even turned to the Hubster and asked him "what kind of birds are those?"

After a moments pause, whilst he counted to ten no doubt, he admirably said with no hint of sarcasm "Seagulls"! So of course I had to get some photographic proof, having not seen one in over 3 years.

The Hubster assured me he has seen them there all his life, despite the fact we're about 1,500 miles from the sea in either direction!

Oh and "Adam & Eve' is cockney rhyming slang for 'believe', so a sneaky BWOTD for you.

29 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Nice photo and pleased you saw the seagulls. I think.!! We live just a mile from the sea (as the crow flies) about 3 miles in the car. But seagulls flock on our arable fields when we're ploughing hoping to catch the worms as they are brought to the surface. There's hundreds of the beggars!

CJ xx

Kay said...

How cool, Sarah. I should do a Hawaiian Pidgin Word of the Day.

Winifred said...

We only live about 8 miles from the coast but we get seagulls. I think they may come up the river.

Didn't realise you could get seagulls that far inland. Weird! Do you think they came with the wagon trains? Maybe hitched a ride.

You could start a regular rhyming slang posting.

Daryl said...

Scavengers seem to find water and garbage everywhere

Comedy Goddess said...

Those birds are amazing, isn't there anywhere off limits?

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

They seem to get lost quite a bit these days turning up in the oddest of places. I used to find them in Tennessee in the Walmart Parking Lot and Tennessee is landlocked too! Weird! Must be global warming...

Dave said...

Nice pic... but seagulls? There goes the neighbourhood.

Kendris said...

Yep, we get them here, though not in the same numbers that you'll see on the coast.

I see a lot of them on Hefner & Overholser lakes.

Sassy Britches said...

How random is that?! And how great of your husband to take a moment before he answered to temper is voice; that's too cute! I love the BWOTD reference~

Almost American said...

I think seagulls are happy anywhere there's wide open spaces and some water. Their name is a misnomer.

Neil Tasker said...

Don't talk to me about seagulls!.... I work in Arbroath and they regularly splatter my car! When they're not doing that they sit and stare at you when you're eating your chips by the harbour, till you feel so guilty you have to give them some......bloody seagulls!

pamokc said...

I love "Adam and Eve" cockney slang! It's a fave. We get the seagulls around here, especially on the garbage dumps. You are close to that wild bird sanctuary though, aren't you? At the salt plain?

A Brit in Tennessee said...

We live inland also, yet have seagulls usually circling around the shopping center parking lots everyday. The first time I saw them, it was twenty odd years ago, and they've never left.
I asked the vet I worked for, and he said they originally came up through the Cumberland River, probably following the river traffic from the coastal States, the closest being some 500 miles away !

Sumera said...

Noisy seagulls here everywhere! They look quite scary too....I suppose you would miss them once in a while, they become part of the background in good old blighty

Gaelyn said...

I would Adam & Eve it. I've seen seagulls all over the US and many miles from sea.
Glad you got to see some again.

Flea said...

Way cool! And see, I already knew that the gulls frequented at least Tulsa. I think that Catoosa is the furthest inland port in the U.S. It's nice to see them so far from the coast, isn't it?

Babooshka said...

What the hell are you doing with seagulls? This is what photography is all about. You make me lol. Memoirs. Get them written.

david mcmahon said...

See gull!!

Yes, rhyming slang is big in this country too.

Mare said...

We have quite a group of sea gulls at our local mall!

Janet said...

I'm guessing, but perhaps they are migratory birds and are returning to their breeding grounds, any water is always a welcome diversion. We always call seagulls shitehawks, for obvious
reasons. :-)

Jennifer said...

Although I live in "The Great Lakes State" and not near the coast, I see seagulls year round. They don't live near the sea and are more likely to visit mall parking lots or picnic parks. Maybe mine are just plain gulls. My little girl calls them "garbage chickens".

Bella Foxx said...

"Well would you Adam & Eve it, the sea gull is the state bird of Ohio.

Almost American said...

My DH calls seagulls 'flying rats'.

B said...

Seagulls remind me of home, being from the West Coast myself, so when I see or hear them I get all home sick and what not. Funny the things we get attached to isn't it?

Debra said...

Very pretty! I grew up in the South (Louisiana) and really miss it.

Rhea said...

That was a sneaky way to get in a BWOTD! I love it. I was totally flabbergasted as to what that meant. lol

Dee from Downunder said...

while we dont live as far from the sea as you, only about 150km, we have seaguls at out local park - its quite odd

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Congratulations, petal, on being nominated for David McMahon's Post Of The Day today (Wednesday), for your seagull sightings!

All the best!

Anonymous said...

I believe it.