Big Mouth!

After watching this Great Black backed Gull on the beach as the sun started to go down I realised just how large they are and what a big mouth they have! Some facts below.

Body length – 25 to 31 inches, weight – 2 1/4 to 4 3/4 lbs Wingspan 5 to 5 1/2 feet.

They are the world’s largest gull – they are heavily built, big-billed and fiercely predatory.

This bird found this flat-fish caught out by the tide. Still alive and large enough to make someone a good fish supper.

After several attempts when the fish wriggled free – One large swallow and the fish was gone.

7 thoughts on “Big Mouth!

    • Yes, David – things have opened up a lot here individuals have to risk assess what they feel safe with – COVID numbers remain high. The airshow at Bournemouth was cut short due to a wing walkers plane crashing into the sea. I would have been happy to watch from a distance but not go to the crowded fair and stalls.


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