Here’s a typical early summer photo opportunity.
I was sat in a hide overlooking a small lagoon, battling valiantly with a squadron of blood-sucking mosquitoes that were doing an excellent job of painfully bleeding me dry, when a young gull landed on a dead fish. I hadn’t noticed the fish before, so I don’t know how long it had been there, probably only a matter of minutes. Anyway, down swooped the gull, first it tried desperately to swallow the fish, then it tried to fly off with it, but in both cases the fish was way too big.
It all happened in a flash and a bit too quickly for me, and thanks to the mozzies I was caught off-guard. Here is a sequence of shots that I somehow managed to grab.