A weekend in Texel: gulls (VI)

Too soon came the end of this trip. On Monday morning, the sun stayed hidden as we cleaned the house and visited the small harbour of Oudeschild. There was nothing to see there save for some impressive construction work, and shortly after we found ourselves waiting for the ferry under a drizzle. Noone fed the bird on the trip back, but gulls kept playing in the wind, following the ship without a wingbeat.

Young gull, Herring or Lesser black-backed

Lesser black-backed gull (Larus fuscus)

They would pass by very closely, or follow us at the exact same speed, as if hanging there at the end of an invisible cable.

Lesser black-backed gull

Lesser black-backed gull

There were gulls in the mainland too, and while we were stopped for a picnic, hidden behind a huge dike, a Lesser black-backed gull (Larus fuscus) stayed around, keen on getting some leftovers (it failed). There was a flock of Jackdaws (Corvus monedula) as well, but I was eating so I couldn’t take any picture… one has to have priorities 😉

Lesser black-backed gull

Lesser black-backed gull

This closes my series on Texel. We’ll see each other in Budapest 😉

Don’t miss the previous instalments in this series:


– Arrival (I)
– At the break of dawn (II)
– Sheep factory (III)
– Golden sun (IV)
Tulips (V)

See more pictures on Facebook: Samuel Bloch – Eiwar Photography

Bird inventory

19 thoughts on “A weekend in Texel: gulls (VI)

  1. What a timely post! I’ve been watching our local young gulls taking their first flights outside my apartment windows and love the look of wonder on their sweet faces – Budapest sounds intriguing, I’m looking forward to reading those future posts, Samuel!

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  2. Bonsoir Samuel,
    Absente depuis très longtemps, je retrouve, sans surprise, de très belles photos dans cet article.
    Bonne continuation de voyage.. tu n’arrêtes pas décidemment, quelle chance ! 😉

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  3. Ils sont beaux ces goélands bruns… Superbe piqué… Et chapeau pour les photos en vol car c’est vraiment pas le plus simple avec les télés 😉
    Merci pour cette chouette série sur Texel Samuel !
    A bientôt

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