In and around ports they are less wary of people and can therefore be approached to within range of a hand held 400mm lens, filling the frame.
Insight into Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus): the largest gull in the world found mainly on the coasts around the UK but increasingly inland.
It is mainly a scavenger, taking food from other birds, feeding on discarded fish and visiting inland waste tips. It will also take live prey and will raid seabird colonies for chicks.
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