Saturday, 27 July 2013

Inundated with Gulls

At the moment the patch is inundated with Lesser-Black-backed Gulls, Herring Gulls, and their respective young. we are also doing very well with mallard, many having bred early and escaped being Gull fodder.
Young Gull that thinks its a Gannet, mind most eat like Gannets
They have had a good breeding season again on the rooftops of the local industrial estate.

Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull cumming in to land.

Lesser Black-backed Gull

And splash down.
Juvenile Lesser Black-backed, incoming. Its like Heathrow airport, they are coming and going all the time. commuting from the industrial estate.

 Mallard, they maybe our most common duck, but still very smart plumage when examined closely.

I just couldn't resist.
And other birds around the same area where-----------


Swallows on power lines


And hawking insects over the water.
Linking To Anni I'd Rather be Birding at


  1. Great selection of gulls!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. A perfect post for the bird-theme!
    Well done!

  3. Hi Gordon It is lovely to see all the young gulls and great flight shots. I think those Mallards are both males in eclipse plumage. They have a yellow bill, females do not have that, they have a darker bill with a slight orange lower mandabile and also their breast has still got a bit of browny/orangey plumage.

  4. Beautiful markings on the gull that thinks it's a gannet. And love the variety of perspectives of wings in flight.

  5. Beautiful shots of the flying gulls.

  6. Wow! You got a lot of great flight shots.

  7. Beautiful serie of wonderful birds.
    Thank you for sharing :)

    Greetings from Huldra in Norway :)

  8. Nice flight images! I read that there are so many of these Lesser Black-backed Gulls in the UK that they are being exterminated.

    1. Thanks for your comment Ken, In certain circumstances, gull are culled when they become a nuisence, in towns or factory area for instance. Lesser Black-backed Gull have been on the decline for some time now, so as far as I know culling this species is very much a no no.
      All the best Gordon.

  9. I loved them all Gordon!!! You manage to post some great photos!! So very interesting and fun to view.

  10. Thank you all for your comments,
    Much appreciated, Gordon

  11. Hi Gordon~that is quite a nice variety you have captured! I really like the landing shots! The close ups of the Mallard are wonderful as well!

  12. Great captures. The juvenile gulls have such lovely plumage.


A big thank you to everyone for looking in and leaving their comments, much appreciated, Gordon.