08 April 2014

Black-headed gull









Black-headed gull in the Market Square
in Helsinki 11.4.2013.

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.


50 comments:

  1. Thanks for the series of photos here. I can see why this one is different from the Laughing, Franklin's or Sabine's Gulls. Excellent pictures of the subject gull.

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  2. Great Shots! :) The Back-headed gull seems to have a personality. :)

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  3. Look like he had a lot to say !

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  4. Hettemåken er flott selv om den bråker (eller ler) mye!

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    1. Tack Hans! Den har ett mycket passande namn på svenska.

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  5. Die ist ja richtig lustig :-)))))))))))
    Tolle Fotos.

    Liebe Grüße ♥ Mathilda

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  6. Beautiful bird and fascinating contrasts.

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  7. The beauty in that bird! Precious sequence!

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  8. Great photos of that gull - the black head really makes it outstanding.

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  9. They are pretty gulls, great shots! Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thank you Eileen! Have a great week.

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  10. A very handsome bird beautifully photographed. I love the red beak, they match the legs and feet!

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  11. Dearest Gunilla Bäck;
    Wow, how LOVELY your Black-headed gull is so beautiful♡♡♡

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you very much Miyako! Lots of hugs back from Finland.

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  12. He is in very smart plumage now but still as noisey.

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  13. Nice bird - that fact that they have a brown head, rather than a black one, always made me laugh!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thank you Stewart! It is kind of silly.

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  14. What cool shots! He looks like he's saying, "Oh my gosh!"

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  15. He is uniquely colored. His red mouth is striking.
    You certainly caught him in a talkative mood. :)

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    1. Thank you Carletta! He sure was talkative!

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  16. These look very exotic in summer plumage............

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  17. Every time it has it's mouth open you see a red heart, what a wonderful looking gull, and you must smile when you see them ;)

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    1. Thank you Mary! It's very entertaining to follow their antics, but they're a noisy lot.

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  18. I think that in general gulls are an overlooked family. This bird in breeding plumage looks very handsome indeed. How wonderful to find it at the market.

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    1. Thank you David! We have lots of them here and they aren't well liked in general.

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  19. Great serf shots. I could almost hear its boisterous call through the images.

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  20. Beautiful bird, letting his opinion be known!

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  21. That gull is such an expressive subject!

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    1. Thank you Kenneth! They're very expressive. :)

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