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Silver Gull and Baby by Rick Playle

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A Silver Gull with its baby on Busselton Jetty in Western Australia
a pair of gulls had decided a disused portion of the jetty left after the restoration work was just the perfect place to raise their chic
taken with the Fujis100FS A mode Iso 100


  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • swaby
    swabyabout 2 years ago

    Awwww wonderful Rick, I never would have guessed the babies were brown!

  • I had that thought also, I found it amazing they had there nest site so very close to were people walk
    it isnt that far only a few feet from the main jetty platform smart birds i recon
    cheers Rick

    – Rick Playle

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueabout 2 years ago

    Aaaah, I’ve never seen a baby gull before. Awesome capture and photo opportunity Rick.

  • A first for me also Elaine, I always thought they bred on some inhabited Island or secluded place
    cheers Rick

    – Rick Playle

  • CRose
    CRoseabout 2 years ago


  • John44
    John44about 2 years ago

    excellent composition and lovely natural colours

  • Thank you John
    appreciate you stopping by
    cheers Rick

    – Rick Playle

  • walela
    walelaabout 2 years ago

    So cute!

  • thank you kindly
    cheers Rick

    – Rick Playle

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardabout 2 years ago

    Aww.. nicely captured, Rick. :))

  • Hi Sheryl, Thank you
    cheers Rick

    – Rick Playle

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingabout 2 years ago

    this is incredible ♥♥♥ I LOVE this. You are amazing! I have been saying for years ‘how come you never EVER see a photograph of a baby seagull? or even baby seagulls in real life’ ? You have not only captured that, but with it’s parent! Incredibly beautiful Rick!!!

  • Thank you heather, there is beauty out there, if we stop to look and appreciate
    sadly most of us are just too busy living to see it, in too much of a rush.
    yes it was a very pleasing moment for me to see my first baby gull, to see the tenderness of the parent bird. especialy when they are just thought of as a scavenger, a pest that just steals our fishing bait. just cements for me that everything has a place and purpose
    cheers Rick

    – Rick Playle

  • Alwyn Simple
    Alwyn Simpleabout 2 years ago

    Nice one Mate. Looks like they are not showing any interest in you at all.

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