There were two of these birds sitting right in the midst of a flock of seagulls and there were no hassles. When one wandered out of the pack I caught a few shots of it. I had no idea what they were called, but thanks to Google Image search it was easy to identify them.
The image was captured using a Canon 450D at Merewether Beach, in Australia.
Exposure time: 1/2000 sec.
ISO speed: ISO-200
Exposure bias: -0.7 step
Focal length: 200mm [ on a 55-250mm lens ]
Aperture Priority Mode