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Herring Gull

He stood up to allow a good portrait of him. he stood on my garden wall and reminded me i need to do some pointing ! These birds can be aggressive about now as they are protecting the newly hatced chicks.
A little about the name of this bird.

It is believed the herring gulls name is a misnomer, because this bird does not favour herring, but It may have arisen from the colour of the birds back and wings, which are silvery, resembling the colour of herring. It is more likely to favour the ice-cream in your hand!

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17 comments

Roger (Grisly) said:

Marvellous gull portrait John, the pointing will have to wait a little longer!
12 months ago

Dinesh said:

Beautiful capture HWW
12 months ago ( translate )

Xata said:

Waiting for a treat… HWW
12 months ago

Ecobird said:

A beautiful close up image John and interesting notes. They are opportunist birds and happy to settle for a stolen chip or piece of fish if an ice cream isn't readily available!!!

HWW
12 months ago

Nora Caracci said:

great portrait !
12 months ago

Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* said:

magnifique************************belle semaine et journée John ! Amitiés♫
12 months ago ( translate )

Günter Klaus said:

Da ist dir eine ganz tolle Nahaufnahme dieser Silbermöwe gelungen lieber John :))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Tagesausklang,ganz liebe Grüße Güni :))
12 months ago ( translate )

Esther said:

They can be fairly aggressive, but they are fun to watch. Lovely portrait.
12 months ago

Roséha D. said:

HFF to you*****************
12 months ago

Peter_Private_Box said:

Hi John
A wonderful and interesting picture, which I like very much!
Very nice composition
Best Wishes, Happy Tuesday, a nice week ahead, and stay safe!!
Peter
11 months ago

Marije Aguillo said:

Preciosa.
11 months ago ( translate )

Patrick Brandy said:

Beau portrait bonne journée.
11 months ago ( translate )

Ruesterstaude said:

Danke, John: gut gezeigt und erklärt!
11 months ago ( translate )

Eric Desjours said:

Superb portrait, John. It's better to keep, indeed, a respectable distance from him!
11 months ago

Leo W said:

a beautiful portrait
10 months ago ( translate )