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Mother & Baby

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 16 January 2015 in Animal & Insect.

Seagulls are very protective of their newborns. Newborn gulls do not leave the nest (or the immediate area) until they are able to fly and find their own food. Until the newborn is able to fly, the parents will feed it. The young gulls grow quickly, and by the time they leave the nest, they are almost the size of an adult gull. They best way to distinguish if a gull was born recently is by the color of its feathers. Almost all newborn gulls have brown feathers covering their entire bodies. We saw these young gulls (also referred to as a juvenile) but at first did not realize they were young and would change colors.

NIKON D5000 1/60 second F/13.0 ISO 800 165 mm (35mm equiv.)

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Cute and adorable

16 Jan 2015 5:30am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

So many of us rush through our lives missing all this around us . . a lovely posting.

16 Jan 2015 7:45am

Devi from Chennai, India

what a lovely image this is..
I almost though that this was a juvenile of some other bird !!!

16 Jan 2015 12:15pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Oui, adorable image !!!

16 Jan 2015 12:19pm

Kent from Herrljunga, Sweden

Great pic

16 Jan 2015 12:53pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

A lovely shot ---- I guess I have never noticed young ones and I live by the sea !!!!! Thanks for the reminder, Ronnie - above !
Thanks for sharing, Barbara --- kind regards and a nice evening Monika

16 Jan 2015 3:38pm

jean pierre from paris, France

tres belle image!! amitiés

16 Jan 2015 4:59pm

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful image. A fine shot. :)

16 Jan 2015 6:17pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

so cute! :)
L O V E L Y !

16 Jan 2015 7:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely shot of this tender moment.

17 Jan 2015 3:24am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

génial le bisou

17 Jan 2015 9:06am

Sonja from Wörgl, Austria

Very nice image !

17 Jan 2015 4:50pm

1/60 second
ISO 800
165 mm (35mm equiv.)