Battling Herring Gulls

This is nothing to do with the ludicrous attempts by the Prime Minister to vilify yet another of our wildlife species (in this case a red listed bird), but some shots of herring gulls chasing each other on the wing. The photos were taken at Rottingdean today, just along from here. At no time did I feel I was in any danger 😉

Rottingdean Beach at low tide

Rottingdean Beach at low tide

Herring gulls squabbling over food

Herring gulls engage in aerial combat

Herring gulls squabbling over food

Herring gulls squabbling over food

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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6 Comments

  1. Adele July 22, 2015 at 7:11 am #

    Great shots, and yes it would be nice if the Prime Minister stopped treating our natural heritage as the enemy.

    • Words July 23, 2015 at 9:59 pm #

      Adele, thanks! It seems to be that time of year when the British press pick on an animal to vilify. The local news is full of ‘seagull’ [sic] attacks. 🙁

  2. Aurora J Stone July 22, 2015 at 9:12 am #

    Incredible action shots, they are so clear. There does seem to be a worrying trend developing by those in power regarding our environment and all who share it with us.

    • Words July 23, 2015 at 10:00 pm #

      Aurora, thanks! If it’s not one animal, it’s another. Gulls for now (which at least gives foxes and badgers a break). At least our local news does always say they are protected/endangered.

  3. Darko July 23, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

    Gull’s dog fight!!! I really like the first in the set!

  4. Words July 23, 2015 at 10:00 pm #

    Darko, thanks! 🙂