Red-billed gull.

Got slagged off for taking photographs of such ‘common’ bird – but I think they’re very pretty. On the beach at Matauri Bay, 10/7/2005, after coming ashore from the Rainbow Warrior:

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.