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Saltee’s Great black backed Gull

Great Black backed Gull
Nikon D7000, 50mm f1.4 lens
Great black backed Gull,Saltee Islands, County Wexford
Wildlife photography : Nigel Borrington

OK, lets put a bit of wildlife colour into the day….

I took this image on a visit to the Saltee islands, county wexford. This wonderful Black backed gull was guarding her eggs very well indeed . What I cannot get across in the picture is the noise of the islands, with thousands of these birds both on the ground and in the air it is one of the best wildlife experiences you could dream of having on a spring day.

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8 responses

  1. victoriaaphotography

    Great shot of the Gull on it’s nest, but what I like even more is the last shot of all those Gulls on the ground.
    Can’t help but notice how they are all in their own little space with a certain amount of room around each bird (in the crowd).

    May 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    • Thanks Victoria πŸ™‚

      Yes, I have some images of the full area these birds occupied, its an amazing size and would not come across in a single picture. They are so social-able, what’s even more amazing is watching them take off and land from this small space!


      May 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm

  2. 1annecasey

    Beautiful shots… Lucky Monty’s asleep on the couch, or he’d try and chase the birds! : )))

    May 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    • πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Sorry, no words can answer that just a big old πŸ™‚

      May 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

  3. Great set….great set.

    May 7, 2013 at 11:11 pm

  4. poppytump

    She is a beauty ! I love the colours in this Nigel . Those rocks and lichen and the little creeping plant with the white cup flowers .. ? some sort of saxifrage I wonder
    sssh* always find Gulls a t i n y bit intimidating though Lol

    May 8, 2013 at 10:48 am

    • Thanks Poppy, Great comments and you notice so much πŸ™‚

      Yes – they can be a bit, I love being around them, just wonderful to watch in every-way …..

      May 8, 2013 at 11:26 am

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