Adult Herring Gull, Porthleven, Cornwall; 18 Oct 2016.

A big, meaty bird, a bird to be taken seriously – and particularly so if its trying to steal your lunch!  The dark streaking shows it to be in winter plumage.

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Technique: X-T1 with 55-200 Fujifilm lens at 305mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom.


  1. Made me laugh out loud! Love it! Sometimes the most common birds give us the widest range of expressions – maybe because we see them so much, and can get so close to them. But I see above, there’s a comment about them being rare? Maybe just the Herring gull is less common where you are? It was certainly common enough in the New York area. I haven’t been diligent about learning the gulls out here – there are more species than there were in NY, and I’m getting lazy!


    • Very happy to make you laugh!!! 😀 Herring Gulls aren’t at all rare here, I think that comment was a reference to gulls’ invasion of inland England, especially towns and cities – so we “inlanders” see them most around our houses. Nothing wrong with being lazy! Go with the flow, be yourself, there’s no pressure.


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