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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)

Dressed and ready to go..............................

Not really a black-headed bird, more chocolate-brown - in fact, for much of the year, it has a white head. It is most definitely not a 'seagull' and is found commonly almost anywhere inland. Black-headed gulls are sociable, quarrelsome, noisy birds, usually seen in small groups or flocks, often gathering into larger parties where there is plenty of food, or when they are roosting.






50 comments:

  1. Lovely images Bob. As you say all dressed and ready to go...lets hope it gets lucky!...[;o)

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    1. Yes, good luck + you need it, ha ha.

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  2. Hi Bob. I love web the BH Gulls get their chocolate heads again. great shots of this bird

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  3. Beautiful sharp pictures of the gulls.

    Gr Cees

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  4. Muy bonito, Bob, parece que se ha puesto la mascara para desfilar en el carnaval. Buenos disparos.

    Saludos.

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  5. I can't say I've ever noticed a bill that colour before either. He is indeed chocolate brown. Lovely pics, Bob.

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    1. Yes, it is a Brown-headed Gull, lol.

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  6. Dopiero na Twoich świetnych zdjęciach widać, że piórka nie są czarne, jak ja je widziałam, ale bardzo ciemno czekoladowe. Pozdrawiam.
    Only at your great pictures show that the pen is not black, as I saw them, but very dark chocolate. Yours.

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    1. You're right Giga, lovely all the same.

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  7. Well done!!!.. Beautiful Black-headed gull.. Cheers..

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  8. Interesting looking gull. The beak and iris of the eye are the same colour. Excellent close-ups!

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  9. It is a beauty. They are common on the coast as well as inland.

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    1. It maybe dosn't like salt with everything Adrian.

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  10. Beautiful bird, great pictures Bob.

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  11. Beautiful portraits of a very flashy looking bird. I like the white ring around his eye.

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  12. Love how its face is so different from the rest of the body!

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  13. you know how to make the best shots of birds ! always beautiful

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  14. What a brilliant photo's Bob. They are also living overhere. Always great to see them they are not shy at all.
    Have a wonderful evening.

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    1. Yes, but they get into other minds, they are a bit too loud, but not for me, I love them.

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  15. Hi Bob,
    I can count the plumage.... really good sir ! ciao

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    1. Ciao Massimo, you are a counting man, lol.

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  16. My goodness, I've never seen a gull like this,
    He is SO beautiful!
    Happy day to you, Bob.

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  17. Bob die derde foto is heel mooi daar heb je gewoon oogcontact.

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  18. Les tempêtes ont tué 25000 oiseaux de mer, cet hiver en Bretagne. C'est pourquoi, il est plaisant de voir cet oiseau, tranquillement posé sur l'eau et profitant de sa vie.
    Cet après-midi, j'ai observé pendant une demi-heure une centaine d'oies bernaches qui ont passé l'hiver ici, avant de bientôt rejoindre la Sibérie. J'ai pensé à toi. Tes phots sont toujours aussi belles. Merci.
    Bonne soirée, Bob.
    Amitiés.

    Roger

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    1. Thank you very much for everything, our friendship will go on, cheers Roger.

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  19. Hola Bob,magnifica y excelentes tomas de esta bella gaviota.Un abrazo

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  20. What a beautiful gull Bob!I 've never seen before!
    Amazing shots!
    Dimi...

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  21. Heips Bob,
    You have wonderful images about birds here.
    These gulls are great.
    Greetings.

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  22. Bob, awesome closeups of this pretty gull!

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  23. Great shots of a common species which is perhaps under-appreciated.

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    1. Yes, under-addreciated is the word.

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  24. What close-ups! So much detail!

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  25. Merveilleuses plumes blanches immaculées...magnifiques photos!

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  26. BOB bonjour j'adore son attitude et qu'il est beau encore cet oiseau bise

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  27. Beautiful pictures of the gulls, Bob.
    All perfect sharp, compliments.
    Greetings Irma

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  28. BOB bonjour j'aimerai bien le voir aussi bisou

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  29. Great set of photos Bob...nice to see a few Gulls. They are under-appreciated birds!

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