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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Lesser black-backed Gull [Larus fuscus] Juvenile.

HARD WORK IS OVER, NOW DOWN TO SOME REAL LABOUR.

Slightly smaller than a herring gull, the lesser black-backed gull has a dark grey to black back and wings, yellow bill and yellow legs. Their world population is found entirely in Europe. After declines in the 19th century due to persecution they increased their range and numbers. This expansion has now halted and there is serious concern about declines in many parts of its range. The species is on the Amber List because the UK is home to 40% of the European population and more than half of these are found at fewer than ten sites.[RSPB]




37 comments:

  1. happy new year to you and yours, bob! x

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  2. WOW......FANTASTIC pictures and a lovely sharpness.

    Greetings, joop

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  3. Wonderful shots of the Gulls! Bob, I wish you all the best in 2014!

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    1. Thanks Eileen, and all the best in 2014.

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  4. die staat er de eerste dag al weer heel mooi op.

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  5. Lieber Bob,
    herrliche Fotos sind dir da wider gelungen.
    Danke für den Song. Ich bin begeisteert.
    Ein gutes Jahr 2014 wünscht dir von Herzen
    Irmi

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  6. What a great photograph to start off the new year with. Thank you for sharing it.

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  7. Beautiful photos and a lovely bird.
    Happy New Year !

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  8. Pięknie na pierwszym zdjeciu pokazuje swoje skrzydła. Pozdrawiam.
    Beautifully first photograph shows his wing. Yours.

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    1. I never thought about it, thanks Giga.

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  9. Gorgeous pictures Bob!!!Great shots!!!Beautiful bird!!!
    I love gulls!!Happy New Year!!!
    Dimi...

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  10. Happy New Year Bob, here we go again. I wish I saw some sky like this today, no doubt from your archives unless you went abroad today!

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    1. Yes your right, there were too much rain, ha ha. I took these Sunday.

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  11. Love his beautiful red-ringed eye.

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  12. Beautiful pictures of this little black-backed gull, Bob.
    You've captured them amazingly beautiful weather.
    Also for you a beautiful, happy, healthy and photogenic 2014.
    We many beautiful (natural) moments may enjoy. Again this new year

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  13. Great pictures as usual. I wish you a very good 2014/Brita

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  14. Impresionante captura, Bob, Feliz Año Nuevo.

    Saludos.

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  15. On the beauty front, lesser they most certainly are not.
    Too many threatened species. It makes my heart hurt. As does the knowledge that we are largely responsible (or irresponsible).

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  16. The decline of a species is always concerning.
    Here's hoping we find ways to better their chances of regaining their population in years to come.

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  17. Beautiful pictures of the black-backed gull.
    Perfect photographed, Bob.

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    1. Thanks Irma, it's nice of you to have you mentioned it.

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  18. BOB bonjour tes photos sont splendides tu sais
    UN oiseau c'est si beau
    bisou

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  19. Hello Bob,
    What a beautiful gull!
    One I have not seen yet!
    Great pics as usual, it is impressive with its open wings!
    Keep well my friend!

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  20. dear Bob , Happy new Year to you and your family !
    a good start of the year I see ! All the best and have a good light for the whole year !

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