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Too much salt......I won't be eating here again  ! by Roy  Massicks

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Photograph taken of outside tables at a cafe on the beachfront at Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. These red-billed Gulls seem to be making the most of the leftovers of someone’s meal. I don’t think I would want to eat here, I like birds but I don’t fancy bird poo on my table…..!

Panasonic LUMIX – GH2 at103mm, 14×140 lens, 1/60, f/8, iso160, manual.
From a single RAW image.


birds, seagulls, red billed gulls, cafe, tabletop, beachfront, meal, russell, bay of islands, new zealand


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 1 year ago

    Ah yes, they’re the same the world over. You did well to capture this lot – makes for a great picture.

  • Many thanks Peter – I don’t think the waitress was all that amused, seeing me taking photographs when she came out to clear the table. And NO, this wasn’t the leftovers from one of OUR meals !

    – Roy Massicks

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    makes for a great shot Roy, l’m sure tables are well cleaned after xx

  • Thank you kindly Lynn – in a place like this we would always clear the table and take the leftovers inside !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 1 year ago

    I like the perspective you have here dear Roy.x

  • Thank you very much Catherine – appreciate your kind comments.

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 1 year ago

    A great title, and wonderful capture Roy… they sure do know how to clean up…

  • Many thanks Andrea – yep, they are one of nature’s dustbins…..!

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    Ha ha fun title and capture Roy … we watched jackdaws come down on plates of leftover seafood ~ they ignored the bits lobster and went for the butter on the side ~ simply have no taste!

  • Cheers and thanks Susie – we used to see this often in the garden at our shop on Gt. Barrier Island. We had a cafe attached to our building which we leased out.

    – Roy Massicks

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    brilliant capture .. wonder if they will leave a tip .. lol

  • Thank you so much Angel – re the tip, yes they quite often left a small deposit……….!

    – Roy Massicks

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago


    brilliant capture .. many congrats

  • Thank you so very much Angel – lovely to have a feature from your group.

    – Roy Massicks

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    How fascinating! Here in Hawaii, it’s pigeons and doves, every restaurant has them, but they’re much better behaved that this lot! LOL Well caught!

  • Thank you kindly David – I remember the pigeons in UK, the locals called them ’ rats with wings !’

    – Roy Massicks

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 1 year ago

    Great shot and story Roy ! I hope they sanitize the tables between patrons !!

  • So do we Renee …..! Thank you for your kind comment and favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

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