Gulls and Swans at Farm Pond, Framingham
The day after I had the up close encounter with the Great Blue Heron at Charles's lake, I went to Farm Pond in Framingham in the afternoon. No exotic ducks or herons in boats, but quite a few gulls were around.
Ring-billed gulls outnumbered all other species that day.
I managed quite a few shots of the gulls in flight.
I took pictures from all angles!
This one appears to be kicking his feet with joy, right?
The lines in the water make a great backdrop for this gull as he is tiptoeing over the water.
Wing tips up, tail flap down for takeoff!
An artistic rendering of the gulls reflected in the glass-like surface of the pond.
The Farm Pond gatehouse dates back to the 19th century when Farm Pond was part of the earliest aqueduct system providing water to the city of Boston.
Thanks to Corvid01 (a photographer featured in one of my Best New England Bird Photograph Galleries), I learned that the small dark swan in the center is a juvenile/1st fall mute swan in dark plumage. Now, that is a cool sighting, right?