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Herring Gulls

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Herring Gulls

While we were in Brighton on Sunday, we noticed some gulls behaving in a way we had not seen before. Along the shoreline they were picking up what looked like mussels (or a similar bivalve). They then flew into the air and dropped it onto the beach (for those who don’t know, Brighton is a pebble beach), sometimes repeatedly, to access the contents. I have a new camera (the Pentax *ist DL2 – I bought the Pentax so that I could use all my old Pentax lenses), so I decided to try out something I had never done before – taking pictures of the gulls in flight!
This picture shows a juvenile in flight with a mussel in its beak.

This one shows a gull carrying a crab! It was mobbed by many other gulls all trying to steal it.

This one shows a gull dropping a mussel

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It is a Pentax *istDL2 and I was using the Pentax DA 50 - 200 lens for these pictures.

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Bendog, which cam do you have and lens too?

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Great pics bendoggie, keep them coming, you can post animal pics in All things animals too Laughing out loud

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WOW!!! Great photos bendoguk thank you for sharing Smiling

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great action shots keep it up send more - Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

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Fantastic photos bendoguk! You really got the action in the one where the gull is dropping the mussel. Just amazing! Laughing out loud

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Wonderful photos bendoguk...Thanks Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

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