Black Backed Gull

The beautiful weather of week or so ago has given way to chill grey skies, though with no more than a hint of rain. It's cold and breezy . So just a couple of shots today of a great black-backed gull, which is the largest of the native gulls. Typically it's on its own (I've never seen more than a handful in the same area).

I've made a couple of brief forays into the garden tonight. No sign of the foxes, but one shot of a newt to add some colour to the shades of grey.

The signs for the rest of the week aren't great, but you never know. Something interesting may appear.
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Camera note: gull shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens. Newt taken with the EF 24-105 F4L IS USM.

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  1. derWandersmann February 26, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    Beautiful gull, Words!

  2. SittingFox February 26, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    A condor amongst gulls. Imposing creature.

  3. Words February 27, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    Adele, they really are quite splendid in flight. So much more commanding than the herring gulls.

  4. Words February 27, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    dW, thanks!