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.