A family affair

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Black headed gull breeding colony at Titchfield Haven Hampshire. The little islands on the nature reserve each year are taken over by Black headed gulls where they build a rough nest out of reeds.

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The gulls become very noisy in securing a nest plot. Courtship and mating is underway  for some couples, yet others appear to be sitting on nests.

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https://www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryparks/titchfield

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hopefully over the next few weeks I will be able to capture some chick pictures.

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4 thoughts on “A family affair

  1. Nice shots – we don’t have that type of gull here, just the run-of-the-mill seagull. I’ll look forward to seeing some seagull chicks. I can’t say I’ve ever seen them around this area, though we have many gulls down near the Detroit River.

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      • Thanks for sharing that post Andy – that is really a unique-looking gull and a sweet-looking chick. I will have to research when the seagulls have their young and go down to the Detroit River as the gulls are plentiful there. I am hoping to find swans with their cygnets there as well. I think it is too early yet for them. We’ve had such horrible weather lately and I usually get more photos taken on the weekend when I don’t have to hurry back to work (I work from home, so always walk in the a.m.). We’ve had over three inches of rain in the last 36 hours.

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