Seagulls In Flight

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

Sea gulls in flight are a common site here in my local wetlands. They stand and fly gracefully which is so beautiful to look at.

For Cee’s Black and White Challenge – In Flight

Some facts about seagulls from

  • Seagulls are very clever. They learn, remember and even pass on behaviours, such as stamping their feet in a group to imitate rainfall and trick earthworms to come to the surface.
  • Seagulls’ intelligence is clearly demonstrated by a range of different feeding behaviours, such as dropping hard-shelled molluscs onto rocks so that they break open so they can eat them, and following ploughs in fields where they know upturned grubs and other food sources will be plentiful.
  • Seagulls are attentive and caring parents. The male and female pair for life and they take turns incubating the eggs, and feeding and protecting the chicks.
  • Gulls have a complex and highly developed repertoire for communication which includes a range of vocalisations and body movements.
  • Seagulls can drink both fresh and salt water. Most animals are unable to do this, but seagulls have a special pair of glands right above their eyes which is specifically designed to flush the salt from their systems through openings in the bill.


  1. bushboy says:

    Wonderful Images Teresa 🙂 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot for the compliment!

      1. bushboy says:

        You’re welcome 🙂

  2. You have demonstrated that seagulls and black & white photography are an excellent match.

  3. Toonsarah says:

    You’ve caught them in action very effectively – I like the shots with one just taking off in particular 🙂

  4. Great photos Teresa!

  5. Very interesting lesson on seagulls.. Love the pics..

  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Teresa, you have some marvelous seagull photos. I really like your post this week 😀

  7. Great wing in motion shots!

  8. lolaWi says:

    lovely captures and interesting facts, T 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Wilma!

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