Took a Good Friday visit to Blashford Lakes, on a bright spring afternoon. As spring starts, so does the battle for the best breeding sites. This pair of black-headed gulls were laying claim to this floating raft on Ivy Lake, near the front of a hide. They squawked at any attempted trespassers and flew often in circles round it. Making a good platform to photograph this common seagull.
This first photo, I liked the expression of the bird already on the raft.
Here they both seemed to peer at their reflections.
A landing shot.
And one of the pair in flight.