Cold War Warrior's photos with the Larus argentatus

Herring Gull, Monmouthshire-Brecon Canal, Sebastopol, Pontypool 10 August 2017

Herring Gull, Monmouthshire-Brecon Canal, Sebastopol, Pontypool 10 August 2017
This herring gull (Larus argentatus) had snatched something small and black along with the weed on the roof, from the canal. As I "acquired my target", it gulped down what we suspect may have been a moorhen chick, and reared up, possibly to assist swallow…
Added on August 10, 2017

Herring Gull, Fore Street, Looe 17 June 2017

Herring Gull, Fore Street, Looe 17 June 2017
A herring gull (Larus argentatus) giving the postie a helping hand. I've heard of carrier pigeons, but carrier gulls?
Added on June 17, 2017

Herring Gull, Fore Street Looe 17 June 2017

Herring Gull, Fore Street Looe 17 June 2017
A herring gull (Larus argentatus) on the wishing well - "I wish.... for a big fish".
Added on June 17, 2017

River Avon, Town Bridge, Chippenham 5 April 2017

River Avon, Town Bridge, Chippenham 5 April 2017
Herring gulls (Larus argentatus) wheeling over the River Avon by the Town Bridge, ever vigilant for scraps of food.
Added on April  8, 2017

Terracotta Architecture, Foregate Street, Worcester 2017

Terracotta Architecture, Foregate Street, Worcester 2017
An ornate 1893 redbrick building on Foregate Street. A perch for a herring gull (Larus argentatus).
Added on January 30, 2017

Feeding Time, Greenmeadow Community Farm, Ty Gwyn Way, Cwmbran 21 January 2017

Feeding Time, Greenmeadow Community Farm, Ty Gwyn Way, Cwmbran 21 January 2017
Herring gulls (Larus argentatus), jackdaws (Corvus monedula), carrion crows (corvus corone) and a magpie (Pica pica), zeroing in for free hand outs at the sheep pen.
Added on January 21, 2017

Herring Gull, Temple Meads Railway Station, Bristol 11 January 2017

Herring Gull, Temple Meads Railway Station, Bristol 11 January 2017
"Troubled times
You know I cannot lie
I'm off (on) the wagon and I'm hitchin' a ride
Hitchin' a ride (don't know where to go)".

Seen at Temple Meads station. Perhaps he is an urban surfer?
Added on January 11, 2017

Juvenile Herring Gulls, City Footbridge, River Usk, Newport 7 November 2016

Juvenile Herring Gulls, City Footbridge, River Usk, Newport 7 November 2016
A pair of juvie herring gulls (Larus argentatus) resting on a spar of the Newport City Footbridge. They are starting to acquire their adult plumage.
Added on November  8, 2016

Herring Gull, Caerphilly Castle 12 October 2016

Herring Gull, Caerphilly Castle 12 October 2016
A herring gull (Larus argentatus) looks disdainfully down his beak at me from his lofty perch on Caerphily Castle.
Added on October 16, 2016

Herring Gull, Castle Street, Caerphilly 12 October 2016

Herring Gull, Castle Street, Caerphilly 12 October 2016
A juvenile herring gull (Larus argentatus) on Castle Street.
Added on October 12, 2016

Bardic Herring Gull, Gorsedd Circle, Bute Park, Cardiff 5 September 2016

Bardic Herring Gull, Gorsedd Circle, Bute Park, Cardiff 5 September 2016
A juvenile Bardic herring gull (Larus argentatus) perched on one of the stones of the Gorsedd Circle in Bute Park. The circle was erected in 1978 to mark the holding of the Welsh National Eisteddfod in the City in that year.
Added on September  6, 2016

Herring Gull, Marina, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset 31 August 2016

Herring Gull, Marina, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset 31 August 2016
I don't think this juvenile herring gull (Larus argentatus) would have been very happy on discovering his "fish" was a piece of soggy newspaper.
Added on August 31, 2016

Herring Gull, Eggbuckland, Plymouth 16 August 2016

Herring Gull, Eggbuckland, Plymouth 16 August 2016
Someone's ruffled his feathers!
Added on August 19, 2016

Herring Gull, Cardiff Station 7 June 2016

Herring Gull, Cardiff Station 7 June 2016
A herring gull (Larus argentatus) ignoring warnings about staying behind the yellow platform line.
Added on July 28, 2016

Barry Island Station, Station Approach Road, Barry Island 7 June 2016

Barry Island Station, Station Approach Road, Barry Island 7 June 2016
Chimney pots, ridge tiles and the inevitable herring gull (Larus argentatus), on the roof of Barry Island Station. It is possible the ridge tiles are from Bristol/Bridgwater; in the 19th Century, ships taking coal from Barry Docks to the West Country load…
Added on June 30, 2016

Charles Street Area, Cardiff 24 June 2016

Charles Street Area, Cardiff 24 June 2016
A herring gull (Larus argentatus) on top of a decaying building near Charles Street.
Added on June 28, 2016

Herring Gull, Seafront, Whitmore Bay, Barry Island 7 June 2016

Herring Gull, Seafront, Whitmore Bay, Barry Island 7 June 2016
A herring gull (Larus argentatus) frozen in flight on the seafront.
Added on June 18, 2016

Llandegvedd Reservoir, Coed-y-Paen, Pontypool 9 June 2016

Llandegvedd Reservoir, Coed-y-Paen, Pontypool 9 June 2016
Having alighted on a buoy forbidding sailing. this herring gull (Larus argentatus) ponders his next move.
Added on June 16, 2016