Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Common Gulls & Black headed with chicks on Copeland Island (9)

Recently I showed you the photographs of the 2 larger of our gulls breeding on Copeland Island however today it is the turn of the Common and Black headed Gull with their chicks.  There is a short video at the end of the post.


Common Gull





Black headed Gull




Apart  from the 2 gulls mentioned in this post, there is an Arctic Tern at the end of the video.

The video can be accessed at

http://youtu.be/tpw5D-WNeR8

If there is a black space below, click it and the video will appear.



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20 comments:

  1. Great to see the young ones.

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  2. Margaret, awesome post on the gulls.. The Black-headed gull is a favorite of mine. And Iove the cute chicks.. great photos and video. Enjoy your day!

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  3. those fluffy chicks are adorable!

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  4. Beautiful gulls and really enjoy your videos.

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  5. Love the photos of the chicks. So cute!

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  6. The chicks look rather unattractive. I suppose that is part of keeping them save from predators. A fine series of this family.

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  7. Margaret, these are fantastic shots of the gulls and their chicks.

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  8. Lovely shots of the babies! Have a wonderful evening, Margaret!

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  9. The chicks are so hard to ID, in may bird species. Their camo iz amazing!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  10. The gull chicks are so adorable! Great video too.

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  11. The chicks are so cute! And they blend in very well. Good camouflage...

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  12. Beautifully illustrated post, Margaret. I think that these two species of gulls are amongst the most attractive, visually, of the gulls, even if they are not the most popular of species. I'm sorry, but I find their chicks to be rather unatractive - unlike the chicks of most other species.

    The islands here sound like a wonderful place to visit!

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  13. Excellent images of beautiful birds, especially the adult black headed gulls.

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  14. The gulls may be common but there is still beauty in them. Chicks are cute.

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  15. Oh, sweet baby gulls♡♡♡ Love the cute eyes of the parents as well.

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

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  16. Hello Margaret!:) Lovely images of the chicks and Gulls amongst the white flowers and stones ,where the little ones are well camouflaged. Enjoyed the vídeo also!

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  17. I love gulls......it's good to see them so that they can be studied and recognized out in the field. The Black-headed is similar to several species here but the hood goes up slightly more on the head. The Common Gull has a different head formation....much rounder. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. These aren't just great photos of the gulls, they are great photos period. Love seeing the fluffy young ones.

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