Monday, 7 February 2011

Mumbles Meds up close

Med Gulls are amongst my favourite birds, they really are smart. Even in Winter plumage, taking the pure white plumage of adult birds out of the equation, the head and bill really are ‘eye-catching’ if you see what I mean. The red orbital ring and white eyelids coupled with that bright red bill really are a bit special!

Here's some more images of adult Winter birds.......

Younger birds are not bad either, you can see the bill colouration developing.....

First Winter

Second Winter

Trying to capture something artistic also came into proceedings although I had to delete countless shots to get an unusual but sharp ‘head on’ and well focussed images

You have to try something different once in a while?