Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday Evening Creature Feature, Great Black-backed Gull

Tonight I’m featuring a photo study of the Great Black-backed Gull. First up is a hybrid shot of the gull with fishing boats.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

The Great Black-backed gull is our largest gull in Massachusetts with a length of 30 inches (76cm) and a wing span of 65 inches (165cm).

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

We have breading Great-Black Backed gulls here in Gloucester. This adult is showing great promise.

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Fluffing up the feathers must feel good.

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And all the features of an adult. A real Cock-of-the-Rock.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

The sun was at a low angle, hitting the feathers just perfect to give the black texture without totally blowing out the whites.

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