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    Silver Gull

    What is not to like about gulls?

    Silver Gull

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    Greg,
    When I saw the "gull" title, I mumbled to myself, "how interesting can a gull shot be?". I am so glad I looked! Beautiful shot of a beautiful bird, expertly caught and exposed. Congrats

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    This one is a special gull and that red beak is beautiful. Glad you got the shot and shared.

    ... and it is called a Red-billed Gull. LOL

    "The Red-billed Gull, once also known as the Mackerel Gull, is a native of New Zealand, being found throughout the country and on outlying islands including the Chatham Islands and subantarctic islands".

    @Kevin - sometimes there are surprises despite the title.

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    Their guano, perhaps. Seriously, very nice shot. He looks like he's hatching some sort of plan.

    Judi

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    "@Kevin - sometimes there are surprises despite the title."

    I've learned that lesson as well, mate, and gratefully so

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    Great detail, greg, and a very good exposure on the white.

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    Thanks for comments, guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    This one is a special gull and that red beak is beautiful. Glad you got the shot and shared.

    ... and it is called a Red-billed Gull. LOL

    "The Red-billed Gull, once also known as the Mackerel Gull, is a native of New Zealand, being found throughout the country and on outlying islands including the Chatham Islands and subantarctic islands".

    @Kevin - sometimes there are surprises despite the title.
    LOL, Bobo. You would be right if I were in New Zealand.

    "The Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) also known simply as "seagull" in Australia, is the most common gull seen in Australia. It has been found throughout the continent, but particularly coastal areas. The South African Hartlaub's Gull (C. hartlaubii) and the New Zealand Red-billed Gull (C. scopulinus) were formerly sometimes considered to be subspecies of the Silver Gull."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Gull

    Wiki isn't always right, but numerous other sites confirm it's a Silver Gull
    http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/silver-gull
    Last edited by FootLoose; 17th January 2013 at 09:53 PM.

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    Thanks for the correction. I did search on "red billed" and it fit the bill and eye of your shot and looked no further.

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    Beautifully done Greg!

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    thanks James

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