Great Black Backed Gull

Great Black Backed Gulls are properly massive. And I mean massive.

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

And their beaks? Massive too.

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

Seeing one call overhead on Westray is an awe-inspiring experience.

Later I’m stumbling along the shore at the Ouse and spot a skull. It’s probably a Great Black Backed Gull skull.

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

In death, as in life, it’s deeply impressive.

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

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