the beaks of black headed gulls

On a day out with hubby(who is not into photography but didn’t know I had slipped my camera into bag) we stopped in a layby by Warkworth in Northumberland….sadly the tide was in so not a lot of waders to see…..but the gulls and a rook sharp landed……I also got a shot of some birds lying on a rock,waiting for the tide to go out I think, got a pic but don’t know what they were…..
What about these gulls beaks???

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3 Feb, 2011
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johnponting said:

Not sure the beaks are off centre - did they think you said 'cheese' and attempted a lopsided grin ?

3 Feb, 2011
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littlewren said:

could be John.....hahaha

3 Feb, 2011
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muddywalters said:

Hi Littlewren, you caught three Redshank there - nice shot. As for the beaks they certainly look strange don't they, I've never noticed it myself but will look harder from now on!

3 Feb, 2011
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robashfield said:

Little wren these are brill photos,great close ups.....and yes,very perculiar beaks!!....well done love 'em....

3 Feb, 2011
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littlewren said:

thanks MW ....pleased you ID'd Redshank......may go back sometime when the tide is out to see what I can catch...never been one for water birds but after seeing the lovely ones on this site changed my mind......
Rob thanks for you kind comment

3 Feb, 2011
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bulbaholic said:

Nice, unusual shots of the gulls, littlewren. People do not normally catch that angle. Maybe they had both flown into shop windows?

3 Feb, 2011
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jane said:

Very unusual angles...looking at these beaks made me wriggle my nose ! Hope your drive blew a few cobwebs away...and glad you packed that camera. I love the colour of the legs in pic 1 !

3 Feb, 2011
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aster said:

It's probably genetic as there are more than one like it.
Did you notice this at the time Lw or only when you uploaded the photo's ?
They look healthy anyway so preening and feeding would be the main concern.
Lol Jane those legs could win a knobbly knees competition :)

3 Feb, 2011
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jane said:

Lol...couldnt they just Aster !!!

3 Feb, 2011
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littlewren said:

just when I looked at the photos Aster......beginning to wonder if its the way I took them....lol
thanks Jane......did me the world of good.....more to come I hope

5 Feb, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Lovely images LW ..not sure about the twisted beaks but great to get a group of Redshanks .Nice location around the castle and a trip to Amble saw some waders on the estuary at Alnmouth and the Ship Inn serves great food but make sure you go hungry as the portions are huge !

5 Feb, 2011
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littlewren said:

thanks BB I have always gone inland liking rivers,woods and hills but it was really nice to go up the coast and will be going back soon....thanks for the tip about the ship inn as the pub we visited was poor............

5 Feb, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Some years since been but had the mixed grill and couldnt eat another thing for 2 days ..

7 Feb, 2011
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david said:

Brillianty pics, Lw, even with those unusual beaks. :-))

9 Feb, 2011
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donna said:

Lovely clear shots

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