Monday, March 31, 2008

Black Headed Gull

We were anchored off Fujairah, and these gulls after a long day of fishing used the railings of the ship as a place to hangout. The birds here are non-breeding adults and spend this time socializing with each other. Probably, nothing interests a gull more than the small ritualistic display of other gulls, before they can perch themselves; maybe the gull way of saying 'Hi'. During the breeding season, the head of the bird gets a darker shade.
As long as I didn't make any sudden movement, these birds let me come close to them. Some of them were not even bothered by my presence or the camera tripod.

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