It is very easy to forget about seagulls as photographic subjects but when there isn’t much else around they can be very interesting to watch!  Yesterday I went down to the Petone Estuary for a short while and the seagulls were doing some really weird stuff. Not what I have seen seagulls doing before that’s for sure.

The gulls were actually leaping into the air and then diving head first under the water and fishing for crabs. I didn’t see many of them actually find the crabs, often they would resurface with nothing but a leaf in their beak.  The ones that did find the crabs had trouble holding on to them once caught – several crabs managed to live another day albeit minus a leg or two.

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