In 2008 I watched a clutch of herring gull chicks from soon after hatching, and the same site has proved fruitful this year as well, with the bonus of three chicks this time. From what I can tell they were born at the very tail end of May.
Photographing nesting birds requires care and caution in order not to alarm the adults, causing them to abandon the nest. The photos were taken from a safe distance away, from inside a neighbouring building. The birds were unaware of my presence.
I used the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS and EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lenses and (for some of the shots) I also used a Kenko Teleplus 1.4x Pro 300 DG teleconverter. All the close-ups are quite heavily cropped.
Photographing some wild birds or their nests is illegal. For more information see this RSPB Bird Photography information sheet (pdf file).
Last year's album is here
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