Sunday, November 7, 2010

Gulls & their lippie

The adult Pacific Gull always seems to be able catch my eye due to it's size and striking markings. I enjoyed photographing this one at the Forrest Caves beach in November.

The adult birds give the impression that they have overdone their lippie....

One day I noticed a similar gull that had really dodgy lippie - only the lower bill tip had been done. This is actually a Kelp Gull. You'll have to take my word that the picture below is of a Kelp Gull (Port Fairy, 2009).

In these parts, the Kelp Gull is much less common than the Pacific Gull but now I always find myself looking twice!