The laughing gull soap opera.

This laughing gull was trying hard to flirt with his mate. He brought her several fish and continued to yell even as they were being stalked by a ruddy turnstone who was probably trying to get a fallen piece of fish.

He tried to mate but she wasn’t not having any part of it and knocked him off.

He brought her another fish and at that point people were walking down the fishing pier so they flew off.

Getting frisky

The swans at Lake Morton were showing off in early April. It was mating season for all of the critters at the lake.

Lots of couples floating around together.

No “rooms” for these couples. They were getting frisky right there at the lake.

Even the geese were getting frisky. Although, not sure what was going on with this threesome. They are always together.

Later, they were strutting around looking very proud of themselves.

Lots of action at Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland. It felt like a warm spring day and all of the ducks, geese and swans were feeling it.

Photographing New Zealand