Phil's photos with the Gull

Lesser Black-Backed Gull.

Lesser Black-Backed Gull.
The lesser black-backed gull was described by Linnaeus in his 18th-century work, Systema Naturae and it still bears its original name of Larus fuscus. The scientific name is from Latin. Larus appears to have referred to a gull or other large seabird and f…
Added on August  8, 2018

Seagull at sunrise.

Seagull at sunrise.
The Great Black Backed Gull (Larus marinus). A very large, thick-set black-backed gull with a powerful beak. Adults are blacker than the smaller Lesser Black-Backed gull. It has a heavy flight and can look quite hunched when perched. It will fight off oth…
Added on August  5, 2017

Seagull in flight.

Seagull in flight.
Photographed in Brierfield, North-West England, which is about 35 miles / 56 Kilometers from the nearest coast. There is a canal nearby but no large rivers or lakes so I don't know what attracts these Gulls to this area. They often arrive in a flock, fly…
Added on July  8, 2017

Gull in flight.

Gull in flight.
Although we are about 35 miles from the nearest sea, we often get "invaded" by flocks of gulls. This one was photographed in Brierfield, North-West England, using a Nikon D300s fitted with an AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens in "High Speed" mode…
Added on February  7, 2014