I had a great time watching these on the North East coast, where there were many nesting birds. Once again this is yet another of our birds that has been given 'Red Status' and has been struggling in recent years. This time possibly down to a lack of sandeels, their main source of food for the young. Hopefully they will bounce back and increase their numbers.
Hanging those black legs and feet in flight.
Lovely gliding flight and with those unmistakable black wing tips.
Very photogenic even from the back-side.
Nice photos! Kittiwakes look dainty and so buoyant in flight.I have only seen them in Alaska.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots - I can almost feel the ocean breeze.ReplyDelete
We also saw them in Alaska .... It took a while for me to spot them because here in the Pacific Northwest US we have the very common California gull which also has a yellow bill. But I soon could see how they were different. And your pictures show what I first noticed ... They are more graceful for one thing.ReplyDelete
Hello, great sighting and photos of the Kittiwakes. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!ReplyDelete
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They look so graceful in flight. Terrific shots!ReplyDelete
nice photos! #animal talesReplyDelete
What great shots.ReplyDelete
Wonderful captures. I like them all! I remember on holiday in Ireland. 🤗ReplyDelete
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I love Kitewakes. I always think they are such a peaceful looking and graceful bird. Lovely shots of themReplyDelete
Great shots! It must be a good feeling to float like them...ReplyDelete
Lovely captures of the Kittiwakes., a sea bird I have only seen once.ReplyDelete
Very pretty variety of seagull, indeed. Although they might not be exactly the same variation, I do see something quite similar flown from California to the beaches of the West Coast in British Columbia.ReplyDelete
Im heading off to Lyme Regis this weekend and looking forward to seeing the sea birds, as we get few in Dubai other than the standard pigeonsReplyDelete
They are lovely! You got some great shots!ReplyDelete
Beautiful. I always think that kittiwakes are the elegant version of seagulls :) #AnimalTalesReplyDelete
Very elegant bird and I am so sorry to hear that it like so much of wildlife is struggling.... MichelleReplyDelete
A beautiful gull and great shots. A bird I saw when I visited Scotland :)ReplyDelete
I have never seen a kittiwake and never realised it looks like they have walked through a tub of back paint! #AnimalTalesReplyDelete