Saturday, August 29, 2015

Gulls, Gulls, and More, Gulls

Gulls in-flight
While you are out enjoying our natural world and photographing the interesting items that there, do not forget about very common site, so species that you see.  Because goals are very common.  Many people ignore them, but they are a excellent subject to learn bird photography.  The reason is that gulls are easy to photograph in flight, especially when they hover two it is easy to bring them into a Jew by offering them a treat such as a piece of bread and, except when they are resting.  They are usually doing interesting things.  What also makes gulls an interesting subject is to identify the different plumages that gulls go through.  Depending on the species they can take anywhere from 2 to 4 years for that species of gold to get their adult plumage.  Also, a number of gulls change plumage between summer and winter.  This can make it harder to identify what species of gulls you are viewing.  Also, Southern New England, we will occasionally get a rarity such as an ivory gull.  Remember what is common now in the past was a rarity.  I remember while in high school and working at the Museum of science a great sighting that would see on the dock at the Charles River was a great black-backed gull.  Right now, laughing gulls breed here in New England and yet it was not that long ago that they were a rarity.

Ring-billed Gull
Juvenile Herring Gull Begging for Food
Adult and Juvenile Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull Searching for Food
Ring--billed Gull
Juvenile Herring Gull with Food
"Crossbill" Laughing Gull
 Despite having it is bill crossed this juvenile laughing gull seems to be well nourished
Great Black-backed Gull Fighting over Food
Great Black-Backed Gull Taking Off
Ivory Gull
So when you go out, do not forget what is now called common.