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Gullls have had a bad press in the summer of 2015, due to the increasing numbers breeding in towns and citties and to their perceived aggression as scavengers and reported attacks on domestic pets. Here we show the diversity of British gulls, from the urban herring and lesser black-backed gulls to the more maritime, cliff-nesting kittiwake.
Adult Herring gulls (Larus argentatus) scavenging food left on beach, St.Ives, Cornwall, UK, June. Editorial use only. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Adult Herring gulls (Larus argentatus) scavenging food left on beach, St.Ives, Cornwall, UK, June. Editorial use only.
Adult Herring gull (Larus argentatus) walking among sunbathers on beach, St.Ives, Cornwall, UK, June. Editorial use only. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Adult Herring gull (Larus argentatus) walking among sunbathers on beach, St.Ives, Cornwall, UK, June. Editorial use only.
Adult Herring gull (Larus argentatus) standing near entrance to fishmonger's shop near a 'Do not feed the Seagulls - They are Vicious' sign, Looe, Cornwall, UK, June - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Adult Herring gull (Larus argentatus) standing near entrance to fishmonger's shop near a 'Do not feed the Seagulls - They are Vicious' sign, Looe, Cornwall, UK, June
Herring gull (Larus argentatus) standing on the roof of a car, Portree, Skye, Scotland, UK, June - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Herring gull (Larus argentatus) standing on the roof of a car, Portree, Skye, Scotland, UK, June
Herring gull (Larus argentatus) with adult grooming itself, chick amongst chimneys, on rooftop, Bridgewater, UK, June - Jim Hallett
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Jim Hallett / Herring gull (Larus argentatus) with adult grooming itself, chick amongst chimneys, on rooftop, Bridgewater, UK, June
Adult Herring gull (Larus argentatus) perched on post at beach, looking at camera, St.Ives, Cornwall, UK, June. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Adult Herring gull (Larus argentatus) perched on post at beach, looking at camera, St.Ives, Cornwall, UK, June.
Three Herring gull chicks (Larus argentatus) sleeping on roof with their parents resting and standing on nearby chimneys, Looe, Cornwall, UK, June - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Three Herring gull chicks (Larus argentatus) sleeping on roof with their parents resting and standing on nearby chimneys, Looe, Cornwall, UK, June
Adult Herring gull (Larus argentatus) standing on one leg on wooden post by Looe harbour, with small ferry boat approaching, Cornwall, UK, June. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Adult Herring gull (Larus argentatus) standing on one leg on wooden post by Looe harbour, with small ferry boat approaching, Cornwall, UK, June.
Herring gull (Larus argentatus) nesting on chimneypot, Looe, Cornwall, UK, June. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Herring gull (Larus argentatus) nesting on chimneypot, Looe, Cornwall, UK, June.
Seagull (Laridae) scavenging from picnic table, Exmouth, Devon, October 2012. - Rob Cousins
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Rob Cousins / Seagull (Laridae) scavenging from picnic table, Exmouth, Devon, October 2012.
Adult Herring gull (Larus argentatus) walking among sunbathers on beach, St.Ives, Cornwall, UK, June. Editorial use only. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Adult Herring gull (Larus argentatus) walking among sunbathers on beach, St.Ives, Cornwall, UK, June. Editorial use only.
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) nesting on roof, Dorset, England, UK, May. - Robin Chittenden
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Robin Chittenden / Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) nesting on roof, Dorset, England, UK, May.
Herring gulls (Larus argentatus) looking for food on beach, St.Ives, Cornwall, UK, June. Editorial use only. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Herring gulls (Larus argentatus) looking for food on beach, St.Ives, Cornwall, UK, June. Editorial use only.
Seagull perched on Post Office sign in Padstow harbour, Cornwall, England - Adam Burton
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Adam Burton / Seagull perched on Post Office sign in Padstow harbour, Cornwall, England
Kittiwakes {Rissa tridactyla} nesting on the side of building, Newcastle City Centre, UK. - DAVID TIPLING
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DAVID TIPLING / Kittiwakes {Rissa tridactyla} nesting on the side of building, Newcastle City Centre, UK.
Herring gull (Larus argentatus) standing on car roof in a car park waiting to scavenge food dropped by tourists, Looe, Cornwall, UK, August. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Herring gull (Larus argentatus) standing on car roof in a car park waiting to scavenge food dropped by tourists, Looe, Cornwall, UK, August.
Herring gull (Larus argentatus) standing on car roof waiting to scavenge food dropped by tourists, Looe, Cornwall, UK, August. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Herring gull (Larus argentatus) standing on car roof waiting to scavenge food dropped by tourists, Looe, Cornwall, UK, August.
Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus) breeding pair resting on roof of building, Somerset, England, UK, April 2010. - John Waters
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John Waters / Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus) breeding pair resting on roof of building, Somerset, England, UK, April 2010.
Herring gull (Larus argentatus) perched on traffic light support post by a pedestrian crossing, on the look out for food, Looe, Cornwall, UK, August. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Herring gull (Larus argentatus) perched on traffic light support post by a pedestrian crossing, on the look out for food, Looe, Cornwall, UK, August.
Black headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) two scavenging for food left-overs on a picnic table near a couple eating sandwiches in a Motorway service station garden, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotla... - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Black headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) two scavenging for food left-overs on a picnic table near a couple eating sandwiches in a Motorway service station garden, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotla...
Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) female with chick nesting on Tyne Bridge, Newcastle, UK, June. - Ann & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) female with chick nesting on Tyne Bridge, Newcastle, UK, June.
Do not feed the gulls sign, with disabled badge holders only sign, Dumfries, Scotland, December - David Tipling
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David Tipling / Do not feed the gulls sign, with disabled badge holders only sign, Dumfries, Scotland, December
Herring gulls (Larus argentatus) being fed by an office worker in  park, Bristol, UK - Rob Cousins
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Rob Cousins / Herring gulls (Larus argentatus) being fed by an office worker in park, Bristol, UK
Herring gull (Larus argentatus) juvenile standing on car roof in a car park waiting to scavenge food dropped by tourists, Looe, Cornwall, UK, August. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Herring gull (Larus argentatus) juvenile standing on car roof in a car park waiting to scavenge food dropped by tourists, Looe, Cornwall, UK, August.
Herring gull (Larus argentatus) chicks amongst chimneys, on rooftop, Bridgewater, UK, June - Jim Hallett
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Jim Hallett / Herring gull (Larus argentatus) chicks amongst chimneys, on rooftop, Bridgewater, UK, June
Lesser black-backed gulls (Larus fuscus), Herring gulls (Larus argentatus), Black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) and Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) feeding on landfill site, Pitsea, Essex, England, UK,... - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Lesser black-backed gulls (Larus fuscus), Herring gulls (Larus argentatus), Black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) and Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) feeding on landfill site, Pitsea, Essex, England, UK,...
Truck dumping rubbish at landfill site with mixed flock of Gulls (Larus sp.) scavenging on rubbish, Pitsea, Essex, England, UK, November 2011. - Will  Bolton / 2020VISION
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Will Bolton / 2020VISION / Truck dumping rubbish at landfill site with mixed flock of Gulls (Larus sp.) scavenging on rubbish, Pitsea, Essex, England, UK, November 2011.
Panning shot across a landfill site with working machinery and mixed flock of Gulls (Larus sp.) and Common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) flying overhead, Pitsea, Essex, England, UK, November 2011. - Will  Bolton / 2020VISION
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Will Bolton / 2020VISION / Panning shot across a landfill site with working machinery and mixed flock of Gulls (Larus sp.) and Common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) flying overhead, Pitsea, Essex, England, UK, November 2011.
Gulls following plough, Berwickshire, Scotland, November - Laurie Campbell
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Laurie Campbell / Gulls following plough, Berwickshire, Scotland, November
Black headed gulls {Chroicocephalus ridibundus} following the plough. Wiltshire, England - WILLIAM OSBORN
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WILLIAM OSBORN / Black headed gulls {Chroicocephalus ridibundus} following the plough. Wiltshire, England
Wick registered fishing vessel ^Opportune^ using the seine net method of fishing for haddock and flatfish. St. Magnus Bay, Shetland, March 2009. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Wick registered fishing vessel ^Opportune^ using the seine net method of fishing for haddock and flatfish. St. Magnus Bay, Shetland, March 2009.
Lesser black-backed gulls (Larus fuscus), Herring gulls (Larus argentatus), Black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) and Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) feeding on landfill site, Pitsea, Essex, England, UK,... - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Lesser black-backed gulls (Larus fuscus), Herring gulls (Larus argentatus), Black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) and Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) feeding on landfill site, Pitsea, Essex, England, UK,...
Mixed flock of Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) and gulls (Larus)  feeding in the wake of the pelagic trawler 'Charisma' in evening light, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, October 2011 - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Mixed flock of Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) and gulls (Larus) feeding in the wake of the pelagic trawler 'Charisma' in evening light, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, October 2011
Flock of squabbling Black-headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) winter plumage, Norfolk, UK - Ernie Janes
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Ernie Janes / Flock of squabbling Black-headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) winter plumage, Norfolk, UK
The River Thames and Houses of Parliament at Westminster at sunset with gull, UK, November 2005. - Ernie  Janes
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Ernie Janes / The River Thames and Houses of Parliament at Westminster at sunset with gull, UK, November 2005.
Lesser black backed gull (Larus fuscus) with fledged~youngster begging for food, off the South coast of Anglesey, North Wales, UK - Mike Potts
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Mike Potts / Lesser black backed gull (Larus fuscus) with fledged~youngster begging for food, off the South coast of Anglesey, North Wales, UK
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) feeding on sandeel, Anglesey, Wales, UK, July - Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) feeding on sandeel, Anglesey, Wales, UK, July
Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) adult  in second summer plumage, Anglesey, North Wales, UK, July 2010 - Alan Williams
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Alan Williams / Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) adult in second summer plumage, Anglesey, North Wales, UK, July 2010
Flock of flying Kittiwakes {Rissa tridactyla} Orkney, Scotland, UK - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Flock of flying Kittiwakes {Rissa tridactyla} Orkney, Scotland, UK
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) flying along cliff, Northumberland, UK - Roger Powell
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Roger Powell / Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) flying along cliff, Northumberland, UK
Great Black-backed gull (Larus marinus) chick begging adult for food, Saltee, Ireland, July - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Great Black-backed gull (Larus marinus) chick begging adult for food, Saltee, Ireland, July
Row of Black-headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) perched on fence, winter plumage, Norfolk, UK - Ernie Janes
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Ernie Janes / Row of Black-headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) perched on fence, winter plumage, Norfolk, UK
Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) juvenile in flight, Saltee Islands, Ireland, UK, May. - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) juvenile in flight, Saltee Islands, Ireland, UK, May.
Black headed gull (Chroicocephalus / Larus ridibundus) in flight just above water fishing, Titchwell, Norfolk, UK, October. - Ernie  Janes
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Ernie Janes / Black headed gull (Chroicocephalus / Larus ridibundus) in flight just above water fishing, Titchwell, Norfolk, UK, October.
Black-headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus), Common gull (Larus canus) and Herring Gulls (Larus argentatus) flying over waves, Sea Palling, Norfolk, UK, March. - Robin Chittenden
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Robin Chittenden / Black-headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus), Common gull (Larus canus) and Herring Gulls (Larus argentatus) flying over waves, Sea Palling, Norfolk, UK, March.
Common gull (Larus canus) pair calling, Norfolk, January. - Ernie  Janes
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Ernie Janes / Common gull (Larus canus) pair calling, Norfolk, January.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) flying, about to land on the sea, Cardigan Bay, Wales, UK, May - Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) flying, about to land on the sea, Cardigan Bay, Wales, UK, May
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) flying, Wales, UK - Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) flying, Wales, UK
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