Windy Walk at Hegistbury Head

juvenile Herring Gulls

A bright but very windy Sunday afternoon, helped slow the gulls down in flight as I walked around the headland to Mudeford Quay.

These gulls – juvenille herring gulls I first spotted overhead.  This first one was almost directly over me.

juvenile Herring Gull
juvenile Herring Gull

Before lowering a bit  – unfortunately the wing is slightly chopped off.  I need more practice at it 🙂

juvenile Herring Gull
juvenile Herring Gull

And this one is just not quite there again – but I still like it personally.

juvenile Herring Gull
juvenile Herring Gull

Here is one fully in frame – taken a bit furher away – and cropped to a panorama style.

juvenile Herring Gull
juvenile Herring Gull

Not only did I see them in flight, but laying down on the beach, managed to take some on the shoreline.

juvenile Herring Gulls
juvenile Herring Gulls
juvenile Herring Gull
juvenile Herring Gull

As well as these gulls – these other two wading birds were photographed.  A redshank and a busy turnstone.

Redshank
Redshank
Turnstone
Turnstone

And finally a brave kayaker was out on the Sea.

Sea kayaker
Sea kayaker

About ChrisA

I have been taking photography seriously since 2004. I have a website dedicated to my favourite type of photography - macro @ www.macro-photo.co.uk I also enjoy taking landscape and wildlife shots, which I show on akeyphoto.co.uk I hope you enjoy both websites.

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