Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Wings over the water.


With falling temperatures and chilling winds the birds haven't been very active but as soon as the park visitors arrive with any sort of handout the resident Black-headed Gulls seem to appear from everywhere and provide an opportunity to capture some in-flight shots. So here are a few from a recent session.





Flaps down for a safe landing.




Diving in at speed.





Losing some weight! .... Better watch out below!

Flying off with the prize.  Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

P.S. I have just learned that a close friend and birding companion for many years passed away on Sunday and my thoughts go out to his wife and family at this most difficult time. I hope to catch up with everyone in the next few days. FAB.

18 comments:

  1. i'm sorry for the loss of your friend. beautiful gull shots.

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  2. Fantastic flight shots, Frank! Nice work!

    I'm very sorry to hear about your friend! My sincere condolences.

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  3. Sorry for your loss. These are amazing shots!

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  4. Frank, I love these shots! Gulls are so much fun to photograph!

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  5. Hi Frank Sorry to hear about your birding friend. These are lovely shots of the Black headed gull.

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  6. Wonderful. My two favorites are the first one....good way to advertise the safety of the waterfowl. And the one losing some extra baggage weight on takeoff!!!

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  7. Those gulls are never slow to latch onto a good feeding opportunity Frank!

    A lovely selection of flight shots...[;o)

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  8. Nice shot. Kudos. I wish folk wouldn't feed the gulls. I had my lunch plucked right out of my hand once at the beach. And I was hungry.

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  9. Beautiful images Frank that I am sure your birding companion would have loved to see.

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  10. Sorry for the loss of your friend. I like gulls, but they'll take your food from your hands if you're not careful.

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  11. Great shots. Such wonderful in-flight images!

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  12. Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.

    Although they are common I did enjoy seeing Black Headed Gulls for the first time in a couple of years this years.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. Gorgeous shots! Especially the birds in flight.

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  14. Meant to add that I am so sorry about the passing of your friend. So sad!

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