Friday, 18 December 2009

Black headed gulls at Moses Gate

These are black headed gulls in winter plumage (they only have black (or rather brown) heads in summer. Click on the photo to see more detail. The photo was taken when my parents and I visited Moses Gate Country Park, just outside Bolton, last weekend. Funnily enough, this was the only area of water that was frozen, the other ponds were all open water.

for Weekend Reflections.

23 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

What a lovely water shot! Gorgeous reflections of the birds, especially!

Cezar and Léia said...

These gulls are beautiful, I'm always enchanted by beautiful birds!
Great reflections in this picture!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Riet said...

Gorgeous birds and reflections.

Vogon Poet said...

I like gulls, a great place and a beautiful image

awarewriter said...

The large version is best. I like the white birds against the dark background. The bird in flight livens the image.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I think gulls are really interesting and yet we tend to group them all together. I once went to a talk about gulls when the speaker identified all the different ones - it was fascinating.

storyteller said...

Embiggening the photo made the view so much more intriguing! I love all the reflected gulls and the one in flight too. My Weekend Reflections are at Happily Retired Gal this week.
Hugs and blessings,

Stine in Ontario said...

I enlarged the photo to get a better look. I'm glad I did!

Maria said...

Cute bird reflections.

My reflection

Diane AZ said...

I love the bird reflections and the frozen pond is pretty too! I live in a warm climate and don't see much ice.

Rebecca said...

They look like they are standing on water! I couldn't tell it was frozen!

Julie said...

Fascinating to see the slivers of ice in the foreground. I wonder if the birds end up with frozen feet from standing there too long.

Such clear reflections, for one particular bird especially.

Have a happy holiday.

cieldequimper said...

Excellent, with the one flying above!

Eden said...

Such a gorgeous shot. Love the birds' reflection

Woody said...

Great contrast in this shot - the colors and textures. The ice does interesting things to the reflection.

James said...

Very nice picture. It's a great scene and it looks very cold.

VioletSky said...

Definitely need to enlarge this shot. Love the pristine look of the fresh sheet of ice.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Congrats on the Purple Train story - there is a class of us who are unable to create, or even understand, such a thing! Ah mysteries!

Serendipity said...

Beautiful wintery reflection.

Dave King said...

Superb image, one to treasure.

Jientje said...

I followed your advise and bigged it, and it was worth it! At first sight they're standing on water, but then I realized the ice was very thin. Have a great weekend!

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful gulls! I love this watery scene and the reflections. Have a wonderful week :)

Ebie said...

What a great capture. Enlarged, I saw the clear reflection of the gulls. It a beautiful wintry capture!