Gull day

It has been a sort of good news, bad news day here and I don’t know what the balance is to be honest. I certainly don’t feel chuffed. On the contrary I feel decidedly dischuffed. But I feel I should offer you a gull. A common one I am afraid but not Common Gull. The ubiquitous Black-headed Gull instead.

Black-headed Gull Black-headed Gull2 Black-headed gullEnough to cheer me up anyway and I hope you like it too.


29 thoughts on “Gull day

  1. You can have some of the ones we have here, Andrew. Starting to get into breeding season so pretty soon I’ll have to run the gauntlet on sea-gull alley when walking the “Grump Old Man”.

    Where’s the black heads?

  2. Sorry to hear about your crapola day ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I hope it’s nothing that a strong cup of tea and a slice of fruit cake won’t put right? The Gull photos are gorgeous, they’ve certainly cheered me ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I do like, Andrew, and I hope your chufffffed-ness returns. toot sweet, (I found my top for the mini drive thingy, so all’s right in my world, for the mo…doesn’t take much eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) xx

  4. I’m thinking about dischuffed … Not happy about it. Sounds like a transitive thing, you see. Someone chuffed you and then dischuffed you? Naah … Chuffing happens to yer, I can’t help feeling: you don’t have control over being chuffed. I mean, look at that seagull: can you chuff it? You cannot. That seagull is either going to be chuffed by Life or just keep on flying around waiting for something. It will never be dischuffed, that handsome bird.
    Neither will you, Andrew.
    I have spoken.
    Terrific pic.s, btw!

  5. Your photos have a way of making any bird gorgeous and these are excellent. Overall feel of the pics are light and airy. After I wrote that I realized that of course the gull is light and it must be airy since it is airborne. Gee whiz!. I just wrote jibberish and it only makes sense to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • No. It makes sense to me too Yvonne. They sometimes seem to bounce and hover. I’d love to be a bird next time round but preferably an apex predator bird of prey ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sorry to hear about your dischuffed status. Shoulder pain, lousy weather, plus any private stressors really add up over time. Hope you are in better spirits soon!

  7. So here comes the language question: my dictionary says hochmรผtig, pummelig or stolzgeschwellt as a translation for chuff – hmmm, totally different meanings ๐Ÿ˜ฎ But I guess you used it in the sense of “proud”?
    Anyway, language confusion apart, it is once again a very nice series of a gull. Very often, it is difficult to achieve a good photo of a common bird – you managed it pretty well, cool!

  8. It’s a bit sad, but I prefer the gulls in your photos, to the real ones. Actually that’s not true, I love them in the distance, but on the whole they look like thugs close up.

    • Big gulls can be thuggish but these are quite small and dainty. I remember as a child we had a caravan in Tenby. Gulls tap danced on the roof every morning. My poor mother was so fed up she hated gulls by the end of the holiday.

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