Pretty? Ugly?

Young birds fall into two categories.

Pretty (greylag goslings)

Ugly (young herring gulls)

Off-theme, but worth posting anyway is a peregrine that I saw flying overhead as I was leaving work this evening. There was also a buzzard in the vicinity. The local gulls were not happy!

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

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  1. gdare June 26, 2013 at 2:06 am #

    They are all pretty… in their own way 😛

  2. derWandersmann June 26, 2013 at 3:06 am #

    Those herring gulls are growing fast!

  3. Wulpen June 29, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    great shots

  4. Words July 8, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    Darko, so they are really. I think the herring gulls are quite charming in their scruffy way.

  5. Words July 8, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    dW, they certainly are. Not quite ready to fly but it can't be long now.

  6. Words July 8, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    Erwin, thanks!

  7. derWandersmann July 9, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    Mostly (all?) ringbills around here … their young are pretty scruffy, too.

  8. Words July 11, 2013 at 12:07 am #

    dW, I just checked out some photos of ringbills, as we don't see them here. Pretty looking gulls.

  9. derWandersmann July 11, 2013 at 3:07 am #

    Lots of them in my albums. They always make me very aware that the dinosaurs didn't die out; they just changed.