Gull Gets a Fish

I can’t claim any of the traditional spectaculars with this (kingfisher diving, osprey swooping), but a bird catching a fish is still worth an airing. Even if it’s a common herring gull and the fish looks remarkably like a goldfish. The sequence was taken last Friday at Falmer Pond.

Herring gull catching goldfish at  Falmer Pond, East Sussex

Herring gull catching goldfish at Falmer Pond, East Sussex

Herring gull catching goldfish at  Falmer Pond, East Sussex

Splash landing back in the water

Herring gull catching goldfish at  Falmer Pond, East Sussex

Taking it back to the bank

Herring gull catching goldfish at  Falmer Pond, East Sussex

The fish makes a final vain attempt to escape

Herring gull catching goldfish at  Falmer Pond, East Sussex

The herring gull displays its catch

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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3 Comments

  1. Darko July 20, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    Well, a fish is a fish and a gull needs to eat 😀

    • Words July 27, 2016 at 12:00 am #

      Darko, but it’s stlll a jolly unusual sight in Brighton! Gulls here much prefer to eat sandwiches and ice cream! 😀

      • Darko July 27, 2016 at 12:59 am #

        Hahahaha, that makes them equal with squirrels I think 😛