|A black headed gull on the canal.|
The more observant of you may notice the colours of the head is not black. So why the name? Well in the summer the gulls have a black head. Now in the winter plumage they have only a faint band of black. I much prefer this winter coat.
In a previous post (here) I messed with some long exposure of the owl in flight. Today gave me a great opportunity to try it on the gulls. Below are some examples which I quite like.
|Flock of seagulls|
As well as the gulls we saw some grey heron perched by the river.
When walking along the beach we did unfortunately see a dead bird. My curiosity got the better of me, as it always does for some reason when I see a dead bird, and I went to investigate. It was a dead oystercatcer. Below is the image so scroll past if you don't want to see it.
|The dead oystercatcher|
Ok the dead bird has gone now.
Now to make up for the dead bird I will leave you with this bath that was in one of the fields. It seems as if it is supposed to be used as a trough but looks neglected. Its full of mud which makes me wonder if it is actually Bude's new spa and mud-bath?
|The new spa in Bude|