Thursday, July 05, 2012

Gulls, gulls, gulls

I've been up north to Lancashire and Cumbria to help with some gull fieldwork. We're trying to work out what's happening to the declining populations of Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Walney Island gull colony
Gull colony at Walney Island
Walney Island gull colony
Looking for nests
Hatching gull chicks
These ones are a bit young :o)
Gull chicks
And so are these...
Walney Island lighthouse
Walney Lighthouse
Herring Gull chick
Ah! A gull that's the right size for ringing
Langden valley
Up in the hills
Monitoring gull breeding colony
Feels odd to see 'seagulls' breeding on a moor top
Clouds on the hill
Yes, we got rained on. A lot.
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull #666...
photos taken with iPhone 4S