Living near the Puget Sound my whole life, I’ve seen seagulls many times. But, until our trip to Port Townsend on Thursday, I’d never seen a baby seagull. Or seagulls panting, which these appeared to be doing.
These crazy gulls built a nest right on the top of the piling next to the deck of the Keystone Ferry at the Coupeville terminal. Not only was the little family in plain sight of and in close proximity to humans, they were out in the blazing sun and they all had their mouths hanging open. I wanted to get them an umbrella and some water!
I’m hoping the parents found a way to get these little ones down to the water or into some shade because it was miserably hot here over the weekend. Thinking of those cute, speckled little critters out in the blazing hot sun makes we wish I had grabbed them and brought them home in my camera bag.