So, this is my first post on a blog which I have been meaning to set up for a while. Hopefully this will be a place to share recent images and give some thoughts on issue related to wildlife photography.
Over the past few weeks there has not been a huge amount of interest to photograph at the London Wetland Centre, but there have been large numbers of gulls congregating in front of the hide. These provide ample photographic opportunities with their antics. There species which I have had a chance to photograph are Black-headed Gulls, Common Gulls, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. There have also been a couple of Great Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls.Juveniles of the Lesser Black-backed Gulls are very playful often fighting with each other over scraps of reeds or stones. and dropping them in the water.
Lesser Black-backed Gull
There are fewer of these than the others, although they do occasionally come close enough to the hide to be photographed.
The most abundant gull present recently, almost all are now in their winter plumage, although a couple I have seen still have their chocolate brown hood, or part of it.