Many people ignore the common species in their wildlife photography and are always on the look out for the rare. How many people ignore the technicolour starling or the 'humble' house sparrow (a bird I don't view as humble at all) or in this case sea gulls. Personally I think this is a mistake and they are missing out on a great deal as these are some beautiful photographs to be taken in the right light conditions. Sea gulls are generally easy to photograph especially in you have a loaf of bread to hand.
A good example is this herring gull. Firstly taken in some dull conditions
and then transformed by some late afternoon sun
Black-headed gulls also make great photographic subjects and a selection of recent images can be found below. These birds are also could for practising your flight photography technique.
If you watch bathing birds, they will often leap up after a short while washing to shake excess water from their feathers
or some fun can be had with flight photos