Showing Off In Flight
One of the signs of early spring in our area are the numbers of ring-billed gulls fishing in the open waters of frozen lakes. I have 1000's of images of these birds soaring, fishing, and fighting each other and other birds for their catch. They can be quite entertaining as they are very acrobatic in the air and fun to watch dive into the water. Even with 1000's of images of these birds, getting one like this is special. I could try year after year and never get another one like this with the fish in the air between the open beak of the bird. I swear it looked back and struck this pose for me just to show off.