Sunday, December 07, 2008

Schwarzkopfmöwe

The German-ringed Mediterranean Gull AAZS has arrived back for a second winter at the Round Pond in central London. The low winter sun allowed me to try for some different photographs today. More info on this bird can be found on Des McKenzie's Cloaca (blog that is).
A pair of Shoveler were creating 'shoveling vortices' while both Black-headed Gull and Canada Gull helped themselves to the distrubed debris/food. Not quite kleptoparaitism, but certainly not doing any of the work.

Previous Round Pond Med shots here:
www.frasersimpson-birdphotography.com/mediterraneangull1.htm
www.frasersimpson-birdphotography.com/mediterraneangull2.htm
www.frasersimpson-birdphotography.com/mediterraneangull3.htm
www.frasersimpson-birdphotography.com/mediterraneangull4.htm

2 comments:

Robert said...

The head on shot of the Shoveler is fantastic.

Regards, Robert

Fraser Simpson said...

Thanks Robert.