Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Black Headed Gulls











We enjoyed a day off work yesterday, early morning it was very dark and gloomy but as we went out it brightened up and suddenly the light was fantastic.

You know how you make choices in life, well having talked about and spurned reserves in South Yorkshire we satyed more local, drove to Thornton-le-Dale and on towards Newton Dale Forest.

There was a little snow and sleet on the grass verges as we got to Lockton, thought nothing of it, got up in the forest beyond Levisham Station and we are on thick snow and ice, slush, deep snow, are we mad.

We tried to partly avoid the snow, traveled onto Hutton-le Hole and what do I do next drive over the moors to Rosedale, down Rosedale Chimney (14%) and up to Egton at virtually 20 miles an hour foot hovering and touching the brakes a great portion of the way! It was really bad with cars up banks where they had careered off the road!

Birds no, we saw just two Red Grouse.

So an excuse to post these shots of BH Gulls which I like from a couple of weeks ago. I particularly like the first shot the threesome with one bird hovering above the other two.

10 comments:

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are perfecto, absolutely perfecto, they make me smile and that is a very good thing~

Roy said...

The kind of conditions for armchair birding Mike.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Mary I am pleased with how the pictures made you feel.
Lets hope spring comes soon Roy.

JRandSue said...

Lovely flight shots,well captured.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks JR & Sue

Chris said...

Hi Mike,
This is a beautiful series. I love the two last one a lot but the flight shots are also very nice.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful set of the gulls. Just beautiful!

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks very much Chris & eileninmd

Angad Achappa said...

Lovely images sir, i specially loved the image that you have used in your header.
Regards,
Angad Achappa

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks very much Angad, and for becoming a follower of this blog.