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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Herring Gull juvenile [Larus argentatus]

Herring gulls are large, noisy gulls found throughout the year around our coasts and inland around rubbish tips, fields, large reservoirs and lakes, especially during winter. Adults have light grey backs, white under parts, and black wing tips with white 'mirrors'. Their legs are pink, with webbed feet and they have heavy, slightly hooked bills marked with a red spot. Young birds are mottled brown. They have suffered moderate declines over the past 25 years and over half of their UK breeding population is confined to fewer than ten sites. [RSPB]








28 comments:

  1. Bob, wonderful series on the Herring Gull!

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    1. A young Herring Gull, nearly all white Keith.

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  3. ze weten dat ze groot zijn en gebruiken dat ook.

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  4. A ja lubię te krzykliwe mewy i ich zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
    And I like the flashy gulls and their pictures. Yours.

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  5. Very nice. They look so confident.

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  6. Bob, this is a wonderful, beautiful series of photos.

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  7. Lieber Bob,
    auch wenn die Silbermöwen Räuber sind, so gefallen sie mi
    doch sehr. Es ist ein stolzer Vogel.

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  8. The ultimate 'seaside gull'.
    Great shots Bob.

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  9. I like these white birds, they are noisy but so beautiful
    Greetings

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  10. Bob, dandy shots! They are very voracious those Herring Gulls. I think they'll eat anything. I saw one, force a Starfish down it's gullet. It was quite a chore!

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  11. Just a quick note to let you know that I'm still following you, but I changed to Wordpress and the blog name. The new address is:
    http://thetropicalfloweringzone.com
    Great close-up and quality as usual.

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    1. Thanks Maria, you are on my list, have a nice day.

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  12. Beautiful are the photos, Bob!

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  13. I do love gulls. Survivors, greedy, and with a larrikin charm.

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  14. Beautiful series of these Herring Gull.
    Very well photographed, Bob.

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