Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ring-billed Gulls On Ice

Some Ring-billed Gulls winter in Kentucky and these photos were taken at a lake not far from where I live. In the first shot, the gulls were resting on a section of ice in the middle of the lake. I was extremely lucky to get the photos I did. The gulls generally wouldn't fly close enough to make the shots worthwhile.













25 comments:

Carole Meisenhelter said...

"resting on ice" - something we couldn't do! Fabulous photographs, the ones in flight especially Brian; well done!

TexWisGirl said...

really, really nice. the first shot w/ the one caught in flight and the one preferring to stay solo is beautiful. love the ripples in the water.

Gary said...

Gulls are such incredible flyers!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Indrani said...

Fantastic captures of the bird in flight.

Liz said...

Brilliant flight shots Brian! It's quite a decent size gull by the look of it.

Debbie said...

Great minds think alike. Is it gull day today??? Great shots, lovin those blue skies!!!

Martha Z said...

Makes my feet cold to see them standing on the ice. You got some great shots of them flying, easy to see the ring on the bill.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Brian.
Gulls are so difficult to identify at times with all the different plumage/age etc.
I am trying to learn it all though.

Frank said...

Lovely series of flight shots. Well done.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful captures of the gulls.

mick said...

Great in-flight photos and I really like the look of all those gulls lined up on the ice.

Carletta said...

Excellent series from start to finish!
Beautiful skies made a lovely background to capture them in flight.

missing moments said...

Your flight shots are awesome!

Leanne said...

These are great, beautiful flight shots and I love the top one!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Wonderful series, you have captured their beauty perfectly!

joo said...

They are lovely to watch, aren't they?

NicoleB said...

Beautiful!
Isn't it great when they cooperate a bit :D

NatureFootstep said...

a little different from the others. They are so hard to ID. Great job.

Deb said...

great gull shots...

bailey-road.com said...

Marvelous flight shots, against that gorgeous blue sky!

Arija said...

Love that first shot of all the gulls with their reflections.

Hilke Breder said...

Love your thrilling flight shots!

Springman said...

More great shots Brian. I have a feeling floating ice is a wonderful convenience for gulls. I have often seen Bald eagles sit on the ice edge lounging rather than taking to a tree too.
Cheers sir!

Pat Ulrich said...

Really lovely shots -- the in-flight gulls look great against that electric blue sky!

siga said...

Perfect like sculptures!