25 October 2014

Herring gull




A juvenile herring gull in the Market Square
in Helsinki 7.10.2014.

I saw this bird during the traditional
Baltic Herring Fair which was held in the
Market Square for the 272nd time in 2014.
If you want to see more photos from the fair you
can find them in my Wordless Wednesday post.

I'm linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'.


52 comments:

  1. Excellent images, for the juvenile Herring Gull.

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    1. Thank you Bob! It was posing very patiently. :-)

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  2. wow the fair is very old. I love your bird..

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  3. What beautiful images of the immature herring gull. We have many here in Vancouver and I love to watch them. One that I named Tupper hasn't been seen for a couple of weeks but I've been observing her (her tail is unusual) for a few years.

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    1. Thank you Carol! I like gulls. Very few will stay here over the winter. I hope you'll see Tupper again soon.

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  4. Very nice portrait - gulls in their many forms are great.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  5. great close up of the Herring gull Have a good week.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! Have a great week.

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  6. Wow...fantastic close images!! Such a beauty.

    Thanks for linking up this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  7. A lovely portraiture Gunilla. I think that we photographers sometimes neglect gulls and in fact they make excellent subject matter.

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  8. Wonderful photos of these beautiful Herring gull .
    Have a wonderful sunday Gunilla

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    1. Thank you Irma! Have a lovely Sunday.

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  9. Dear Gunilla,
    WOW!!! Amazing gulls close ups!
    I wish you a nice Sunday
    moni

    Thanks if you visit my blog
    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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    1. Thank you, dear Moni! Enjoy your Sunday.

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  10. Lovely shot Gunnila! The bird have nice eyes!

    HUgs
    JetteMajken

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  11. Heisann!

    Ville bare hilse på ;:OD)

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  12. Se ve tranquila y en reposo esa gaviota, como si estuviese disfrutando del sol medio adormecida por el calor.
    Un abrazo,

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    1. Thank you Miguel! It was actually a cold and windy day.

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  13. Awesome closeups of the Herring Gull. The gulls are tough for me to id..Have a happy new week!

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  14. Wow! These are great shots. He looks quite relaxed.

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  15. Wonderful shots of the gull.

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  16. This herring gull looks quite happy and content, Gunilla! Nice photos!

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  17. Such a wonderful face taking in the scenery.

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  18. In the market square? How funny! I'd rather take pictures of this sweet sleepy gull than shop too!

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    1. Thank you Sallie! They sell a lot of veggies and fruit and other food, but I seldom buy anything there.

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  19. Beautiful photos. I love the detail of the plumage! Sele looks with sad eyes.

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  20. Beautiful details lets you see of this gull.

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