Black Headed Gull

Three shots taken today in more of the glorious sunshine. The black-headed gulls are the smallest of the local gulls, and – as I've mentioned before – they are poorly named. In winter they are almost pure white, but this is summer and, as you can see, their plumage is chocolate brown rather than black.

black-headed gull

black-headed gull

black-headed gull

Just two shots of the foxes tonight. The first is Red, turning tail and diving for cover. The second is Shy Boy, taken an hour or so ago. He's the closest I've seen to a 'fallow' fox.

fox cub

fallow fox

Camera note: black-headed gull shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens; the fox cub running away taken with the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens; and the final shot with the EF 24-105 F4L IS USM lens.

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  1. derWandersmann July 20, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    Nice shot of the gull taking off.
    Shy Boy is kinda dappled, isn't he?

  2. SittingFox July 20, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    I like black-headed gulls. Definitely the most elegant of the family.

  3. Words July 23, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    dW, thanks! Shy Boy has the oddest colouring. Shutterbug was slightly dappled, so Shy Boy could be his offspring, but he's certainly taken it to extremes.

  4. Words July 23, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    Adele, the bhg's make a change from all the herring gulls, and what they lack in size they make up for in being perpetually noisy.