Lunch at the park.

Sea gulls
@minx267 (11217)
Hartford, Connecticut
March 7, 2017 1:02am CST
I took my cousin out to lunch as a thank you for helping me around the house. So we decided to grab some fast food and went to a local park to eat. Kind of surprised at the number of bids there. There were hundreds. At least 200 maybe close to 300. There were seagulls. Crows. Canadian Geese. A couple of ducks and I saw a couple of Redwinged Blackbirds..and some other little flitty birds.. After eating I wanted to get out of the car and snap some pics. The birds did not disappoint me. I really wish I had brought my big camera instead of only my cell. Here is one of the cool images I got.
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@TRBRocks420 (60693)
• Banks, Oregon
7 Mar
I always see a lot of Doves and, Ravens or Crows here too. Great picture too.
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar
Thank you. I had a Morning Dove that seemd to be following me where ever I went last year.. I am sure it was a different one each time but it did seem off that every time I turned around there it was here is a link to a photo I took of one of them.
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@TRBRocks420 (60693)
• Banks, Oregon
7 Mar
@minx267 Awesome they are pretty birds. I know one family lives in my Grandma's attic I think lol.
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar
@TRBRocks420 very cool. I love taking pictures of the birds.. I don't get many of the small ones as they move so fast as to not slow down enough. I got one pic of them sunning themselves just as the sun came up though.. I think this one came out pretty well
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@SIMPLYD (74827)
• Philippines
7 Mar
The scenery is breathtaking specially that the lake is so placid and with some of the birds hovering above. It is so nice to have a picnic in a refreshing place like this.
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar
It was very peaceful. to sit on a sunny day listen to the sound of the crows and the seagulls calling to each other while eating lunch. I want to go back tomorrow.. but with my big camera!
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@SIMPLYD (74827)
• Philippines
7 Mar
@minx267 I can imagine you there relaxing.
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar
@SIMPLYD it is fun.
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@jesroash (771)
• India
7 Mar
Oh My God! Those are really beautiful. I love birds but unfortunately I don't get to see many where I'm from. All I get to see here are pigeons, crows, parrots and kites
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar
I really like crows. I think Parrots would be an awesome bird to see daily. we do not have those where I am from. I am not very familiar with Kites.
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@jesroash (771)
• India
7 Mar
@minx267 oh I don't like crows. They kinda freak me out. I agree with you, it's wonderful to see parrots daily and hear them chirping. It's not that common actually but we have a group of 4 in our society. Kites are predators. They are huge birds which feed on the eggs of little ones. Oh n also, I forgot to mention sparrows!
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar
Duck take off
@jesroash ah, we just rescued an injured crow today. so we have one in our house... Ah ok. now I understand the Kite.. we have Red Tailed Hawks that stop and land in my trees. and plenty of blue jays, robins and chickadees and sparrows as well.. but I love going to the park to see the water birds that I don't get to see in my back yard. Here's a couple of ducks I startled while taking pics
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@ridingbet (36229)
• Philippines
8 Mar
oh, that is a perfect picture for a postcard.
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
8 Mar
ooh, thanks. I have a bunch of them - i might just put them on postcards at Zazzle. that is a good idea.. thanks for suggesting.
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@ridingbet (36229)
• Philippines
11 Mar
@minx267 you are welcome. having also the 'clinical eye, or the observant eye, i noticed a streak of white line (or 2 lines) in the blue sky. i think these fine lines are the smoke from passing jet planes, right? i sometimes see streaks of white line in the skies here, then the plane flying so up high
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
11 Mar
Seagull in the sky
@ridingbet yes. Funny you should mention that I was looking at all the pictures I took and one of them looks like the bird created the white streak. Lol maybe he was a very fast bird...
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@BelleStarr (31030)
• Portland, Connecticut
16 Mar
We do have a lot of birds in Connecticut, don't we? You were lucky to have your camera with you, I don't always carry mine with me and usually, when I come across something wonderful, I don't have it.
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@BelleStarr (31030)
• Portland, Connecticut
17 Mar
@minx267 My Canon Rebel also has a big heavy bag, I usually stick my hubs carrying it lol lucky him!!
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
17 Mar
@BelleStarr LOL. well I use this thing as a purse also, it's like gigantic. probably 15-20 pounds.. my Roommates would not be so helpful.. my little cousin doesn't mind carrying it for me when we go out though lol. and my neck and shoulders sure do appreciate the break. (I usually dump it in a carriage at the stores first thing) But I have also taken pics of flowers at Home Depot and Lowes.. so I carry it everywhere. lol
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@BelleStarr (31030)
• Portland, Connecticut
17 Mar
@minx267 That is a great idea, I have never taken pictures at the Big Box stores but I do go out riding around looking for places. The Lavender Farm in Killingworth is worth the drive.
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@Nawsheen (22857)
• Mauritius
7 Mar
Thats a very beautiful picture. I like to listen to the sounds that the birds make
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar
Me too. Mostly this day it was just the crows and the sea gulls that could be heard.
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@Nawsheen (22857)
• Mauritius
8 Mar
@minx267 okay. They said that listening to the chirping of birds help in relieving stress
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
8 Mar
@Nawsheen I believe that..
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@paigea (21012)
• Canada
11 Mar
I do enjoy watching the birds.
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
11 Mar
Me too. i do it in some form every day. I watch them while I'm driving. I often see hawks flying or perched on lamp posts.. and I love photographing them in all situations.
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@paigea (21012)
• Canada
11 Mar
@minx267 Most days in the winter we see snowy owls (like my avatar) perched on a pole. They will be leaving later this month most likely, so we are scouting for them daily!
• New Delhi, India
7 Mar
It appears to be lovely.. It us good that you enjoyed
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar
Thank you I did. I love taking pictures and it was really a beautiful day
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• New Delhi, India
7 Mar
@minx267 stay happy always
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@sol_cee (13157)
• Japan
16 Mar
The birds didn't dine with you, did they?
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
16 Mar
No, we kept ourselves and our food hidden in the car or I am sure those gulls would have tried!
• United States
15 Mar
Great pic! Lunch in the park sounds like a great way to enjoy your cousin, nature and a good photo op.
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
16 Mar
Thanks, It was a very good day. I think it is something I and everyone else should try to do more often.. just slow down and enjoy nature.. no phones. just stop look, and listen to what is going on around us.
@Fishmomma (11584)
• United States
10 Mar
Great photo I enjoy bird watching. Some days I see birds landing on my lawn, as they hunt for food. My back yard has a hummingbird that likes to sit on the edge of the pond making sure the fish are safe.
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
10 Mar
Oh, I wish I had hummingbirds around.. some flitted threw a few years back my roommate saw them I did not. and I have never seen one in person.
@jstory07 (56902)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Mar
I love the picture that you took. What a beautiful place that is.
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
10 Mar
Thank you there is a pond on either side of the small parking lot I was in so I could see water and birds in both directions.. and it is all surrounded by a gold course. so very peaceful.
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@responsiveme (14359)
• India
9 Mar
Thats a great picture and I love eating outdoors. Food seems so much tastier.
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
10 Mar
Thank you.. Yes it was more enjoyable than eating in front of the television :)
@tzwrites (3368)
• Romania
7 Mar
Were you able to eat in the park? Usually the birds will attack
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar
Gulls on ice
Good question!. And I bet they would have if we were not in our car! :) we ate comfortably inside the vehicle which was good because it is still cold out. I know it is probably hard to tell but there is still ICE on that pond and the birds in the back ground are actually sitting ON the water/ice and not IN the water.. here is another picture with a better view.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
7 Mar
I love birds, I have several feeders in the garden, so that they come here every day. In Spring some mallard ducks come too, because we have a pond.
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar
Oh that is fantastic! I have too many cats so that I don't want to get the birds killed I do not feed them. but we have a large yard and birds still stop in it to get worms and bugs.. and sadly some don't make it out. :(
@JudyEv (96507)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Mar
That's a good shot. It can be very difficult to get decent photos of birds. They rarely stay still long enough.
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@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar
I was lucky as they were flying right at me!
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@JohnRoberts (38678)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Mar
Nice shot. Looks like a lovely spot to relax and watch the water and birds.
@minx267 (11217)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar
It is. A lot of people come there to feed the birds. Or walk around. And many stop there for lunch like we did. Very peaceful.
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