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Old Mar 25, 2010, 4:58 PM   #1
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Greater Black Backed Gulls have been exploding in population, although you only see them by the shore. These are Big Birds. They have become the most common Gull on the beach, at least in the places where I go. Wasn't so long ago that the Herring Gull was the most common.

This morning they were busy stealing crabs from one another...

This guy, flew to the relatively quiet of the marine marsh to enjoy his crab in peace.





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Old Mar 25, 2010, 5:17 PM   #2
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Awesome, Dave! Thanks. Ned
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 5:22 PM   #3
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These birds are pretty awesome. They're the largest North American Gull, with a wingspan of almost six feet. This morning they were all stealing crabs from each other, sometimes a crab would change hands, err, beaks four or five times. This guy I shot was the clever one - He said, "To hell with this, I want to eat," and flew away from the beach, over the dunes and into this marine pond.

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Great shots, Dave! Looks like he's barely hanging onto that thing.
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Stunning shots Dave!
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Beautiful photo, beautiful background, and great story too!
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Beautiful photo, beautiful background, and great story too!
These guys have a wingspan of almost six feet.

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Good shots Dave!
6ft, that is big. I haven't had the pleasure of seeing one in person yet.
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a good capture dave , we have some large gulls here in the uk also with very large wingspan
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