Great Black Backed Gull

Great Black Backed Gulls are gulls, yet on an epic scale. Seeing one coming towards you is quite a sight:

Great Black-Backed Gull - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

That’s some piercing glare it has. I was relieved when this one sailed on past:

Great Black-Backed Gull - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It’s hard to realise they have a wing span of well over 1.5m until you see them overhead. That’s quite a lot of wing real estate:

Great Black-Backed Gull - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Over at Noup Head we can see them against the churning turquoise waters far below:

They bring drama, majesty, elegance and a hint of malice to this natural theatre:

Great Black-Backed Gull - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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