I recently wanted to go for a walk near the water to take some sunset photos, but it was overcast and not the best day to do this. As the location I had planned was a little farther away than I wanted to go that evening, I decided to stick close to home and am pleased that I did. I was able to catch a little of the setting light on the small waves before I moved closer to the water for some bird photos.
Once I was by the edge of the water, I noticed a flock of seagulls hanging around an outcropping of rocks.
Upon closer inspection I could see one of the gulls was snacking on a young crab.
While some of the birds were eating and others were floating on the water, others were soaring through the sky, keeping their distance.
A short distance across the water, several Great Blue Herons rest on an old floating wooden structure that is lined with nails.
It turned out to be a good evening’s outing even though I didn’t get the dramatic sunset photos that I had been hoping for. It serves as a good reminder to always be flexible and you’ll find it’s usually possible to make something from “nothing”. On the way back to where I parked, I had a chance to enjoy some flowers that I hadn’t seen on the way down to the shoreline.