Mudeford Quay

Christchurch Priory from Stanpit Marshes

Mudeford Bay is accessible from three main points and offers the photographer access to an unspoilt natural harbour, which offers opportunities to photograph wild birds ( especially sea birds in the winter months), water sports & landscape shots of the bay, Mudeford Quay and Hengistbury Head. The two main places to park up and walk near the bay are at Hengistbury Head Car Park, and also at Mudeford Quay (

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. Before lowering a bit  – unfortunately the wing is slightly chopped off.  I need more practice at it 🙂 And this one is just not quite there again –