Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera April 18th 2007. Click image for larger view.
I’m a big fan of seagulls so that is why they keep popping up on my site all the time 🙂
In this picture you can see a Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) couple sitting on a roof pipe watching over the neighborhood.
These birds have a highly developed language and I have been trying to understand what the different seagull cries mean. I believe I understand most of the cries and I know when there is a danger coming or food to be found. Knowing the different seagull cries can be helpful when you are out fishing on the sea and look for the same fish shoals that the seagull feeds of.
The seagulls also have some special cries for warning each other about white-tailed eagles (sea eagles) approaching. Those cries can be helpful if you want to observe or photograph eagles.
Check out another picture of roof sitting bird. This time a photo of a raven.
Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Ã…nstad (AndÃ¸rja), Troms in Northern Norway