Yesterday I took my kayak out for the first time this year. I hit the water around 5:30 and started paddling to check out what was nesting in the bay. There are a lot of Laughing Gulls, some just building nests, some on eggs and some with chicks. I got a glimpse of some chicks but couldn’t get any good shots.

This guy kept landing here to get nesting material.
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Here’s one coming in with nesting material.
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I was surprised to see that they were nesting so close to each other. I’ve never seen one with the head feathers all fluffy like the one in the back.
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Here’s one with eggs in her nest…
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There were also some Greater Black-backed Gulls nesting in the bay.
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Here are two Greater Black-backed Gull chicks and a Diamondback Terrapin Turtle who had just laid her eggs.
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A Greater Black-backed Gull chick…
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There were also Herring Gulls nesting in the bay…
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Two Herring Gull chicks…
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This is the most unusual Osprey nest I’ve ever seen! Pine cones???
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