Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Gulls Galore

I often see large flocks of gulls, usually travelling from one field to another. A couple of days ago there were more than fifty all soaring round above the same part of the village. Often swooping down just like enormous Swallows. I would guess they were hunting insects and spent a good half hour cruising the same area before moving on. Given the number of gulls and the length of time they were around there must have been a lot of insects though they were too high up to make any out.

I grabbed the 70D with the 300mm zoom half expecting the gulls would have gone by the time I was ready to shoot - which is what usually happens - but this time I was able to get some aerial shots, at times nearly falling over backwards as I tracked them directly overhead.




I assume from their markings they were all Black-headed Gulls in their Winter plumage.


  1. Great shots and I liked the slide show or whatever it is.

    1. Thank you Adrian. The photos were transferred to the iPad and put together in the Video Album app which is a movie collage type program.

  2. just gorgeous - and great blue sky to highlight them.

    1. TWG. It is nice to have some blue sky from time to time.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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