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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Herring Gull [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.










35 comments:

  1. Great shots of this noisy character.

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  2. Perfect pictures of herring gulls.
    Really well done Bob.
    Greetings Irma

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  3. Wow lovely sweet bird ! Here, we call him "Goéland argenté" , I love his pretty face and beautiful colors. Wonderful photos ! Thank you Bob ! Nice evening

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  4. Superb set of images Bob, you caught it in it's quiet period!!...[;o)

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    1. Cheers Trevor, yes, in a careful way, but........................

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  5. Je hebt er een prachtige serie van geschoten Bob.

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  6. Great portraits! A lot bigger than the ring billed gulls we see around here.

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  7. Bob seems real. They are gorgeous!
    Ando slower. But I'm pulling another PC ;)
    Good Thursdays.
    a hug.

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  8. HI Bob Great close up shots of the Herring Gull. I see one of the Black headed Gulls tried to get into the shot!

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  9. Heel mooi gedaan Bob lieve groetjes Danielle

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  10. Cracking cool shots - so sharp, so clear - love the water drops.

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  11. they certainly do always seem to co-operate for a snapshot; these are great Bob

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  12. Lieber Bob,
    ds sind wieder wunderschöne Nahaufnahmen
    der Silbermöwe. Überall gehen die Bestände
    zurück. Oftmals ist es auch gewünscht.
    Einen guten start ins Wochenende wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  13. Love that red spot - and the plumage. You take such beautiful photos - thank you.

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    1. Yep, you seem to be over this moon with my photos, I am touched, thanks.

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  14. Pretty gulls and lovely shots, Bob! I have to remember the name on this one, I believe we can see it here too.

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  15. Wonderful birds to see Bob... big and very bold.

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  16. We seem to have a healthy population on this side of the pond. For as noisy and messy as they are, they look so clean and neat in appearance.

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  17. These are my favorite gulls,Bob!!I can see them in my area!
    Amazing shots and captures!!
    Dimi...

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    1. It is rare to find them, but, there is quite a lot around our rubbish dump, lol.

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  18. Such lovely birds. So sad that they are experiencing delines...

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  19. j'aime bien l'avant dernier cliché

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  20. These are so tack sharp Bob, I love seeing them on water too.

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  21. Great and fantastic images.
    Excellent work.

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  22. Especially photo 4, 7 and 8, I think that's great.
    Nice light and nice details.
    By no means easy to give the white structure of the springs again but that's your very successful.

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