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Gull in flight

Observed: 8th September 2007 By: kolkol’s reputation in Birdskol’s reputation in Birds
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Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Black headed gull (Larus ridibundus.)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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    • the naturalist man
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Comments

Peter Pearson's picture

Interesting to see this bird

Interesting to see this bird up close to the tree. Over the years I have watched black-heads hawking among trees for chafer beetles. Was this the case with you?

kol's picture

Tree

I'm afraid not, it must be a trick of perspective, as it was quite far from the trees. Just to the right of shot my daughter was throwing bread up for them to catch, once a pattern had developed I began to take my shots.

scarpermac's picture

bread throwing

What a great idea... which has resulted in a lovely shot. I suppose the gulls would be 'stalling' to catch the bread making for the intersting pose as well as slightly easier to capture? Moon in shot works really well too.
Nice work!

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