Saturday, 5 November 2016

SATURDAY CRITTERS

These are some gulls and auks I saw recently when I walked down to the Long Hole at Bangor Pier.  The first gull is a 2nd year Herring gull.  Notice the amount of grey he has on his back.




I thought when I photographed these birds that they were both Razorbills and only when I looked at them on the laptop did I realise the LH one is a Common Guillemot and the RH one a Razorbill.


Common Guillemot above Razorbill below



Common Guillemot above and below



Redshank


  Razorbill (All)




Lastly we have an adult Herring gull and a Turnstone.  Join me next Monday when I will show you more images and video of the Turnstone.

I am linking this post with SATURDAY CRITTERS.

Many thanks for visiting
and for all the comments you leave on this post.

28 comments:

  1. Wonderful shots of the birds. Nice variety.

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  2. Beautiful.
    It doesn't look warm though.

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  3. Such beautiful and interesting bird photos! The second one is gorgeous - birds look so handsome when flying - but the last one is my favourite. So contemplative! :)
    Thank you very much for sharing!

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  4. I have had that happen to me-- "Shoot first and ask questions later." Very nice finds!

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  5. Wonderful!!! Now I have to ask, were these photos taken from a boat ride or with a zoom from the shore as you were walking?

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    1. Anni I was walking and the birds at sea were actually quite a distance away (hence the not so good quality of the shots) and therefor I did have to zoom in and then crop them as well. I have only a bridge camera which I am happy with however it has its limitations but thanks for your visit and comment.

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  6. Hello, Margaret. Beautiful birds, I love the gulls and the Razorbills. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Great bird finds and pics Margaret - I love Turnstones :)

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  8. such cute birds. the red and orange legs really stand out.

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  9. the only one familiar to me is the herring gull. beautiful captures!!!

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  10. Hi Margaret, I love all your birds today; the first one is beautiful and the Turnstone is my favorite! Have a great day. Jo

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  11. Wonderful photos of different types of birds. I like the one in flight!

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  12. I like your second photo of the gull in flight!

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  13. The Redshank blends in so well with his surroundings that I did not see him! I wondered what those orange things were, and they turned out to be his feet! Ha ha! Number2 is my favorite, it is a WOW moment! It looks like you are right behind him flying beside him! And your last one is my second favorite, taken from behind. Very artistic.

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  14. I used to live near the Atlantic Ocean but now live far away in mountains. I miss the sound of gulls! beautiful photos

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  15. What a wonderful series of images, Margaret! I can almost smell the salt air. Now we're going to have to take a drive to the coast soon!

    We hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Wow, that second photo of the gull in flight really rocked my socks! Nice shot!

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  17. The water is lovely & blue looking & the birds are enjoying it!

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  18. That Redshank almost disappears into his surroundings...except for those legs.

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  19. Great bird shots! I like the Redshank a bunch.

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  20. A nice collection of birds! I love the close up in the first photo!

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  21. Nice series. The second has such a unique perspective, really artistic.

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  22. Great pictures.I really like the gull and Turnstone,showing the size comparison.

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  23. Another round of love story with your feathered friends.

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  24. I really like that last shot - what a difference in size!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  25. love them all but the Razorbill is my favorite :)

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