A few days after the pandemic shutdown began in San Francisco, I noticed seagulls were spending more time in the communal pool in our building complex. Devoid of people, it wasn’t surprising to see gulls take up residence in the pool.
After a few days, it became clear that it was just two gulls, and they were now residents of our complex. Fast forward to today, it seems they have had a baby. And the baby is growing up fast. The baby has left the nest. Instead, it is now hanging around in the fountain that is in front of the building.
Momma gull is keeping the baby company. I have not seen the dad anywhere around. They are quite messy — but it is not that bad. It is a good distraction from the daily craziness that surrounds us. It is also a good reminder of the time that has elapsed since we started sheltering in place.
These photos were made with Ricoh GR3 and Leica SL2 using the Leica 24-90 L-Mount lens.
August 17, 2020. San Francisco