Herring Gull

I’m currently searching for Herring Gulls so I can take some close-up photographs of them. As you do.

I took some close-up photographs of Yellow-Legged Gulls on a recent trip to Rome and was struck by just how beautiful their red eye rings were. I was sure that Herring Gulls, once thought to be the same species as the Yellow Legged, have a yellow eye ring. I spotted a young Herring Gull in Dartmouth and took these photographs. The eye ring isn’t red, but it isn’t bright yellow either. I’ll just have to continue looking and find a nice adult to photograph. I know they’ll come to food but I don’t want to encourage them to steal holidaymakers’ chips. I’ll just have to use stealth instead.

Herring Gull - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Herring Gull - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

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