These shots were taken on an overcast day at Rottingdean in East Sussex. The seas were rough, and the tide was in. That's not usually a good time for sea bird watching, but a great black-backed gull provided some worthwhile shots.
Unusually for a feeding gull, the other gulls left him (her?) well alone. But then great black-backed gulls are not known for their reticence in fighting off intruders. When I finally left the gull was still finishing off its crab lunch.
Great black-backed gulls are larger than the lesser black-backed with which they are sometimes confused. They are also darker and generally have pinkish legs. The lesser variety always have yellow legs.
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USMThe photos were all handheld with a Canon EOS 40D and the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens.
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