SILVER GULL (Larus novaehollandiae)

Sometimes I have a longing for blue sky and sunshine and despite the dry, warmer day today indicating Winter is finally over, the skies are just dreary and overcast.  Although if I didn’t have an appointment right in the middle of the afternoon,  I might be tempted to go further afield.   Overcast skies can make good light for bird photography.  You don’t get the feathers of white birds being over-exposed.

So time to dive into the archives – 28th November, 2016.

Silver Gulls (Larus novaehollandiae) are common as mud – whether it be inner suburbs, beach or…..even local nature reserves in my current area.  These large seabirds, the most familiar of Australian gulls, are found just about all over the country except for a small inland area in Western Australia.

I think I captured this one on a river walk along the Maribyrnong River soon after I moved to the area and the lovely blue background just reminds me of the warmer, sunny days to come.

 

 

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6 thoughts on “SILVER GULL (Larus novaehollandiae)

  1. This is just lovely. The bird’s appealing, and so is that blue sky. We saw a glimpse of sun last night just at sunset, but otherwise it’s been nothing but rain and gloom for some time.They say the rain may end by… Monday? Oh, my.

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    1. Thanks Linda. Our skies are filled with blue this week and I must say it’s been lovely to see. Makes all the difference to the way one feels after recent overcast days.

      Hope your weather improves a bit more………well, certainly…….by Monday 🙂

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