|The gull let out a screech |
and headed for the centre
of the lake.© SB
The gull saw something just below the surface of the water, shrieked and flew out, then pounced.
I wonder what it caught...
A fish with long, thin fins?
A large yellow salamander?
A turtle? (The visible part looks a bit like that, but the shape beneath the water looks far more elongated.)
I didn't see the action until the pictures were taken; my camera sees farther than me.
|Gull aiming to grab the long yellow creature,|
just below the surface. © SB
|Gull with lunch. Whatever it may be. © SB|
What is this? I think it's likely a ring-billed gull from its colour and the hint of a dark mark on its beak That's the most common gull in Saskatchewan at this time of year.
Location: At the Ducks Unlimited viewing location, west side of Pelican Lake, north-west of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. (There is also a PL in the far north of SK, which I have yet to visit.)
Photo date: March 31, 2012.