Lots of Cuteness!

Summer is here (storm clouds threatened for tomorrow, but I can live with that). Anyway, today I took some proper time to watch the local youngsters… house martins and herring gulls.

These are a couple of the young martins, snug in their nest. There are several of these under the eaves of the row of cottages at Falmer.

house martin chicks

House martin chicks

house martin chicks

house martin chicks

One of the adult house martins on a flint wall below the roof.

The real local characters though are the young herring gulls. There are small clutches all over the roofs at work, but these two are in my favourite spot (by the car park), and are just hitting that stage where they look faintly absurd!

herring gull chick

I do art impressions: The Scream

Herring gull chicks

Herring gull chicks

Herring gull chicks

And the adults always keep a watchful eye on them.

Herring gull chicks

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

2 Comments

  1. Darko June 13, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

    House martin chicks are so adorable!!! Gull chicks are kind of ugly 😛 like moorhen but nevertheless cute in its own way 😀

    • Words June 20, 2015 at 9:26 pm #

      Darko, I have a soft spot for those gull chicks, but I agree the baby house martins do look cute peering out like that. 😀