Friday, 10 June 2011

Trawl Safari

So I've been out on one of the research vessels today, ostensibly to find some langoustine, but what I came back with were some wonderful pictures!

I know a lot of people don't like gulls, but seriously, they're awesome. Smart, intelligent and ever so resourceful.

Amongst our following were a number of juvenile Gannets, still showing their brown feathers
The birds were on the net before it broke the surface


Never one to let fear get in the way of a free fish, Herring gulls seem a lot nicer when they 're not pinching your chips


As we disposed of the by-catch the gulls were waiting to hoover up the left-overs



in the ensuing scrum some birds get lucky, and some birds get none

...some get a face full of water



and as the food ran out, so did the birds...

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