Catherine and I went to Beacon Hill Park yesterday, and were delighted to see some gulls having a pre-New Year’s bath in one of the ponds. With the winter sun making good highlights, the shots were a natural choice for pictures. What really strikes me about these bathing gulls is how they seem so serious about their hygiene routine. I suppose with the cold winter weather it helps to have maximum floof potential in your feathers before a long cold winter night.
Well-observed and photographed.
A very painterly series.