Forum > Identifying Birds > Is The Silhouette That Of A Sea Gull?

Webmaster Posted 23-Sep-2017 11:01
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On behalf of Dave who sent in an email:-

I was videoing the sun at Salisbury UK doing astrophotography when a bird flew across the field of view there are 8 images in total that have been stacked into 1 image showing this the picture also shows a sun spot in the middle and the grey stuff is clouds rolling past 

I am curious in possibly knowing the type of bird I think it might be a seagull 

Cheers Dave

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Karmann65 Posted 24-Sep-2017 09:25
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Hi Dave.

Firstly....great picture!

They do look like gulls from the shape. It's quite typical for groups of gulls to fly in formation in the evening as the head for their  night time roosts

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Thanatos Posted 24-Sep-2017 21:44
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sorry for the confusion, this is actually 1 bird in 8 separate photos from a video that have been stacked into 1 image, it some thing we do in astrophotography. we quite often get videos of satellites like the iss going across the sun and moon as they can be predicted, but its very unusual to get a bird. as you say it does look like a gull. I thought it might have been a swift at first as there had been several flying around that day. so pleased to get something so different.

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