Thursday, December 8, 2011

World Bird Wednesday: Silver Gull

I am currently down on the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, visiting my parents for some R & R.
For this week's World Bird Wednesday, I am showcasing the Silver Gull - the most common gull in Australia. Silver Gulls congregate in a wide range of places and they are opportunistic scavengers, eating almost any food.

These images were taken along the Yarra River in Melbourne city. The adult Silver Gull has silver-grey wings with black tips, red-orange ring around the eye and a bright red-orange beak & legs  - the brighter the colour of the beak & legs, the older the bird.



These next images were taken on St Kilda & Seaford beaches.



The juvenile Silver Gull has brown eyes, dark grey-brown beak and legs and mottled brown on grey wings.








Sadly I missed this weeks link up due to spending 3 days in Melbourne city without internet.


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13 comments:

Nature Rambles said...

Not birds that we see around here. fantastic images!! Loved them all!:)

Michael S-B said...

What excellent pictures!!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Stunning bird photos, you must be very patient, or they enjoyed posing. :)

Springman said...

Elizabeth, What a shame you missed the WBW cut off with your marvelous collection of gulls. It might be a good idea to add it next week even if you have a new post, it would be fine if you doubled down. I wouldn't want folks to miss this!
I especially liked the train tressel to nowhere...being a sucker for perspective. There must be an interesting story there!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful birds, whether adult or juvenile! very striking! (and i like springman's suggestion to link it up next week!)

Scott said...

Wonderful shots of these fine birds. Interesting about the color and age relationship.

mick said...

Great photos of all the gulls. They are always there but fun to photograph.

holdingmoments said...

Not one of the gulls I've ever seen here. A real beauty, and fantastic captures Liz.

Gary said...

Great eyes on that first Gull. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Here in New York many gulls are regarded as pests and treated as such. You really captured why they are beautiful in their own right...

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Liz..
Your gulls are lovely to see.

eileeninmd said...

Fantastic shots of the gulls. Love the detail.

bailey-road.com said...

Great shots! They are good-looking birds.

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