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Photo Uploaded: Jul 22 2012 20:44:17 GMT
Taken: 2012:07:21 13:07:35
Shutter: 10/6400 sec
Focal Length: 1000mm
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A lapwing, blackheaded gulls and some others. Does anyone know the name of the ones with brown feathers?
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Jul 22 2012 20:49 GMT
Brilliant shot of the gulls...Sylvia...I dont know the name of the brown feathers...:-))
Jul 22 2012 21:18 GMT
I would say that they are young gulls Sylvia before the feathers turn white. a Common Tern young is very like these......a bit like the cygnets they loose that brown feather look as they mature...
Jul 22 2012 21:18 GMT
I have look at Google they call them common gulls...:-))
Jul 22 2012 21:20 GMT
great shot! it looks like they have a meeting :)
Jul 22 2012 21:25 GMT
isn't it a young gull, the one with the brown feathers?....(juvenile)
Jul 22 2012 21:59 GMT
Thank you all! I also thought that they're young gulls, but maybe a different sort from the blackheaded ones, as their beaks and necks look longer.
Jul 23 2012 02:29 GMT
they are sure pretty
Jul 23 2012 02:30 GMT
yes, longer beaks i can see too! ) thanks
Jul 23 2012 09:07 GMT
Jul 23 2012 09:48 GMT
Jul 23 2012 13:20 GMT
A wonderful capture and composition. I like how you added the small amount of green with the flower on the right side. Superior in full screen.
Thanks for all of your comments on my photos...Greatly appreciated.
Jul 23 2012 17:26 GMT
Wonderful photo from this birds!!
Jul 23 2012 17:47 GMT
Nice get together, Sylvia! Maybe you can visit again in a few weeks and look if the feathers are changed in white....?
Jul 23 2012 19:09 GMT
very nice bird picture ...a nice collection !!
Jul 23 2012 20:48 GMT
Great shot. Lots of hungry gulls. Well done.
Jul 23 2012 23:46 GMT
I've seen so many different kinds and color combinations of gulls on FT over the years. I've always liked gulls (don't know why)....maybe because they are near the sea (usually). Is this fresh water or salt water in the photo?
Jul 24 2012 05:43 GMT
Jul 24 2012 10:01 GMT
Jul 24 2012 10:36 GMT
Thanks very much everyone!
Larry - this is a freshwater lake just outside Nottingham, so quite a long way from the coast. At the English seaside you're more likely to see the bigger, noisier herring gulls.
Jul 25 2012 03:18 GMT
Kinda knocks that ole saying of "birds of a feather flock together" down the drain...wonderful capture : ))
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