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Saturday, 28 June 2014

They have come home after the breeding season. [Chroicocephalus ridibundus]

The first couple of the Black-headed Gulls, standing and poses for me. Next, the moulting season.






56 comments:

  1. Bob, wonderful series on the gull. It is a pretty one!

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  2. They are very beautiful at this time, Bob, with their brown head.
    You've got that bright white nicely.
    Best wishes,
    JR

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    1. They are colourful, but they do go through the moulting season.

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  3. Hij staat er weer heel knap op.

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  4. not sure my comment went through. they are cute!

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  5. J'adore cet oiseau que je regarde souvent en Bretagne bisous

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  6. Pensa, chissà a cosa pensa questo bel esserino…complimenti per le tue bellissime foto! ciao Cri : )

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  7. Such an outstanding colour of the face.

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  8. My comments haven't been coming through Bob. I'll try again.
    These are excellent, I am wondering why they are called black headed, when it's brown? Maybe that's where the moult comes in?

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  9. Hello Bob,
    Beautiful series of photos of this black-headed gull.
    Prefect photographed, my compliments.

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  10. Bob, I love them they are the Starlings of the Gull world.

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  11. Lieber Bob,
    wunderschöne Fotos der Lachmöwe.
    Ich finde die dunklen Köpfe so schön.
    Gute Musik!
    Liebe Grüße
    Irmi

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  12. HI Bob Yes, not quite a handsome when they start moulting but these shots are wonderful.

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  13. They are indeed pretty Gulls, and beautifully photographed.

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  14. Hello Bob,
    on the second picture she admire own legs:)
    Regards:)

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  15. Great portraits Bob.. Are so beautiful. Congrats.

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  16. Beautiful shots, Bob! A great looking bird.

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  17. They\re handsome birds. I like the white eye shadow.

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  18. Fantastic...the lighting in your images is incredible.

    Hope you'll stop by and add your link!

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  19. Hola Bob bellos retratos.Un abrazo y feliz domingo amigo

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  20. Very beautiful and original bird !

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  21. Handsome fellows!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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  22. I hope you put out the welcome mat for these beauties...

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  23. Just fantastic and a wonderful bird.

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  24. Oh my! I've never seen one before. How stunningly beautiful they are!

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  25. Das sind wirklich super klare Aufnahmen von einem sehr edlen Vogel, ich bin begeistert.
    Außerdem freue ich mich sehr, dass du bei meinem Blog "Follower" geworden bist.
    Ich werde nun auch öfter hier vorbeischauen.
    Man kann viel lernen von deinen schönen Aufnahmen.
    Lieben Gruß aus Deutschland
    Jutta

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  26. Se muestra elegante esta gaviota con su cabeza negra. Un abrazo,

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  27. I love your relationships with your subjects



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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    1. Yes, he has to go and do the season moulting Karen.

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  29. nice to have your shore-birds back with you Bob (I'm missing them this side). Lovely photos of these BHG's - I've not seen them before, tfs and have a nice weekend, hopefully able to get out with your camera. Here is cold, windy Well, it's winter after-all.

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  30. what a handsome fellow. I think he liked to pose for you.

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  31. You know, you really wonder why it was ever called Black-headed Gull, don't you?

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  32. Still in nuptial plumage, I just love this bird!
    Beautifully photographed!
    Enjoy your sunday Bob

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  33. Beautiful! You got some great photos!

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  34. What a beautiful bird! Great portraits Bob!!!Excellent shots!!
    Dimi...

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  35. They're handsome birds Bob. A lot more subtle when they lose the chocolate head.

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  36. Beautiful birds! I love the white feathers... they look so neat and clean and the color of the head and wings make good contrast against it.

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  37. fantastiske bilder av Hetemåke :-)

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  38. What a gorgeous bird this is, Bob.
    It looks like he did not mind being photographed! :-)
    I hope you've had a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Lisa, yes, I've had a gloreous week end.

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