Breeding plumage Black-headed Gull over Chew Valley Lake, not far south of Bristol.  This is a relatively small gull, easily identified in this plumage by the white blaze on the forewing, the chocolate brown (not black!) hood, the white eye ring and the red bill.

There is another picture of a Black-headed Gull here .

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Technique: X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 300mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Provia/Standard profile; Chew Valley Lake, Somerset; 4 July 2016.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

8 Responses to BIRDS 129 – BLACK-HEADED GULL 2

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Very nice to see!


  2. krikitarts says:

    A sweet sight for soar eyes!


  3. The precise moment. Graceful curve.


  4. Jane Lurie says:

    That’s a very cool looking gull, Adrian. Great shot of him in flight. You got him in a graceful moment. 🙂


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