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Farne Islands Black-headed Gull

 

All of the bird on the islands nest close to the pathways - one is warned to be careful not to stand on them! Here's a black-headed gull that was just at my feet.

 

Farne Islands Black-headed Gull

 

All of the bird on the islands nest close to the pathways - one is warned to be careful not to stand on them! Here's a black-headed gull that was just at my feet.

 

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 9 Aug 2017, 00:38
What a handsome boid!
Tom Wilson: It is, isn't it - but a robber when they get the chance!
She's so lovely! I wonder why the nest there?
Tom Wilson: The islands are amazing, Elizabeth - birds everywhere - there's barely a square foot that isn't some bird's territory - they nest so close to the wooden walkways that we were advised not to tread on eggs or birds!
It does make you wonder, Tom. Hmmm. Must be extroverts. smile
Tom Wilson: None of the birds seemed to be bothered by humans at all - except for the Arctic Terns that attacked everyone.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 9 Aug 2017, 06:42
In full breeding plumage too, very nice Tom
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chris.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 9 Aug 2017, 06:46
Your bird [pictures are stunning, Tom
Tom Wilson: A five-year old with a box Brownie could get good pics on the Farnes, Lisl smile
Magnifique prise de vue ..
Tom Wilson: Merci, Claudine.
I don't see how to comment on your blog, Claudine - so - amazingly hypnotic music!
Magnifique mouette avec son joli masque noir.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 9 Aug 2017, 11:38
Another great photo Tom, this bird looks great surrounded by the lush green colour.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chad.
I am amazed that some of deep sea these birds are not afraid of humans but experienced it myself with the short-winged shearwaters in AU.
Tom Wilson: I suppose that, as on the Farnes, we aren't predators, so they just treat us with contempt smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Aug 2017, 12:59
Clear shot and an excellent presentation.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Louis
Another fine shot Tom, I presume you were advised to wear a hat.
Tom Wilson: Indeed - I have something on that coming up smile
I see she is sitting on her nest. How crisp and clear this view is. Her eye is very captivating. Beautiful close up
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ruthie.
A fine portrait Tom
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Bill.

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