You can't tell me gulls aren't graceful. I know, not all appreciate gulls the way I do. I didn't grow up on the Cape, so for me, gulls were always a reminder of the shore and the sand between my toes, or the french fries between my fingers, with the salt air surrounding me. When there are french fries about, surely... a gull is not far away here on Cape Cod.
Well there were no french fries today but a bunch of fruit and popcorn I had ready to go for a bunch of kids on a picnic table and as I was heading back to the car to get more supplies... I see this guy silently swooping in optimistically. The camera was in hand so I got a few nice photos of her/him just before our conversation when I mentioned that the food was not up for grabs. I did not bring it for the birds. So the gull never landed, but continued to glide along effortlessly looking for another snack, seemingly used to the rejection. I really like the photos I got, so I felt like sharing. (double click to enlarge)