Herring Gulls !!

Bristol has a large collection of herring gulls and Black headed Gulls which live in and around the harbour in Bristol.

Most people in Bristol regard these birds as pain because of the loud calling sounds and the mess they make.

For me on the other hand they are one of my favorite birds to photograph, this is because you can get so close to them before they fly off which is unusual because more other birds are shy and as soon as you get any where near them they will fly off.

Because they are so tame you can get really up close to them making portrait and profile shots very easy.