Adult Black-Headed Gull In Winter Plumage


Above you can see a picture that I shot weeks ago, it’s a gull. I used my 70-300mm Tamron lens and cropped the picture even further because I wanted people to pay attention to the head, mainly because I like the beautiful red/black beak. Apart from that, I generally like close-up shots because that allows us to see some details. It’s very easy to say that this bird is a gull, but if you are interested to find out what kind of gull it is, the identification can be tricky for beginning bird photographers. The thing is, black-headed gulls can … Continue reading Adult Black-Headed Gull In Winter Plumage

A Young Black-Headed Gull


Yesterday I went outside to hike a bit, because the weather was good except that it was still a bit dark and cloudy. But the day seemed to be much warmer and not too cold, which means hiking was enjoyable. However, it was a hike inside the city and along the Trave Channel and Trave River. Of course I had my camera with me, but there was nothing out of the ordinary so that I did end up taking photos of common birds like gulls. I guess photography is a bit like hunting, you need your trophy when you go … Continue reading A Young Black-Headed Gull

Stray Glaucous Gull


As almost everywhere near the coast, it’s also easy to find gulls near the German coast, for example herrings gulls. It’s however less likely that you will find a glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus) here at the German coast, but that’s exactly what happened to me during a hike through the Schellbruch. I was wondering why the gull looked so different compared to other gulls and after researching I found out that it’s a less common gull. In other words, the habitat of this gull species is much further north in the subpolar zone and in the arctic polar region. But … Continue reading Stray Glaucous Gull

Beautiful Herring Gull


In L├╝beck close to the Trave River, I usually find lots of Herring Gulls. While I prefer to find less common birds, it’s not always possible, especially not in the city or in the districts here. However, I know some places here where I can find other birds, like the Schellbruch for example, but I can not always be there. It doesn’t matter a lot to me, because I like common photo subjects as well, and this included gulls, ducks, or blackbirds. Check out my other bird photos if you like to see different ones. Continue reading Beautiful Herring Gull