Along the shore of Lake Ontario in Olcott, NY lies Krull Park. When I was there earlier this month I stopped by the park to see what I could see. On the shore side of State Route 18 I found plenty of gulls and a few Caspian terns along with a couple of Canada geese hanging out on these cement Wharfs. On the weekend the little town of Olcott has quaint little shops to visit but I was more interested in the birds and on this particular day, most of the shops were closed.
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Across the street from the shore side of the park lies an extensive grassy area with soccer fields and more. I saw all these gulls as I passed by on the way to the store in Newfane. On the way back to camp I pulled in to count birds and take photos. It was mid-afternoon when I took these shots and many of the birds washed out in the bright sunlight but you can see that there must have been up to 200 Ring-billed gulls laying around in the grass. I do not know if this is how they nest but they were certainly resting here with many of them panting in the heat.
In and around the fields of gulls I also saw a couple of Rock Pigeons, a few killdeer, and flocks of European Starlings.
Over near the picnic tables I spotted someone having his own picnic. I don’t know what he was dining on but as I tried to creep closer for a better shot…
I backed off hoping the bird would return. I did not want to disturb his dinner, but he decided to sail through the bright blue sky instead. Still, it looks like Krull Park could be a promising place to watch birds if you are ever up this way! And that’s…
It is with sadness that I announce the passing of Klaus Peter, the founder of My World Tuesday. Please visit My World Tuesday for more details and visit his amazing blog Virtua Gallery with his outstanding photography. He really makes me look like an amateur. Klaus, today’s post is dedicated to you and your love of the environment! (Note, I only learned of this when I went to link to the site!)