2013/12/03

Tretåig mås - Rissa tridactyla - Black-legged Kittiwake

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Tretåig mås - Rissa tridactyla - Black-legged Kittiwake

© NF Photo 120626 Staple Island, Scotland 

A very nice member of the gull family. It looks rather dangerous having the nest on cliffs like that. But they manage. Love the last shot with the preening chick and sleeping parent. Images from my visit to the island last summer.

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20 comments:

  1. I agree, a beautiful species. You caught a wonderful moment with the last image

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  2. The babies are so sweet! Great captures!

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  3. OH! I love that you have captured the chicks as well as the adult!

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  4. Beautiful birds and great photos - that last photo is very special!

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  5. Beautiful...sun drenched beautiful!!!!

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  6. Fina bilder. Måsar är vackra fåglar.

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  7. Flotte bilder!
    Spesielle måker!

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  8. Wonderful shots of your Kittiwake. This bird would be a new bird for me, I love the last shot!

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  9. Probably our favorite bird ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  10. Nice job getting these photographs of a beautiful gull!

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  11. Such gentle family pictures of this pretty gull.

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  12. Such great photos. Agree with Arija--you captured some really intimate "family" moments. I especially admire the middle photo.

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  13. Beautiful birds - living life on the edge!

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  14. That tender moment captured in the final image, was so sweet, lovely set~

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  15. Hi. This is a lovely bird and it was great to see the chicks as well.

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  16. I like the gull photos and we rarely see the young ones that are so cute. I do love the little gull photos. So peaceful. I guess nature is the one thing we can count on. cheers Nora.

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  17. Nice looking bird - we don't have anything like the number of gull species that Europe does - which does make for easier identification!

    The Australian Magpie is more of a Butcher Bird than a crow.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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