Western Gull chicks are well camouflaged!

Jan de Vries noticed these Western Gull chicks. One was exercising its wings, perhaps ready for its first flight.

Western Gull chicks by Jan de Vries

Here's a photo taken by Craig Tooley of newly hatched Western Gulls. They blend in with rocks and pebbles - don't they look very different from a full grown Western Gull?

Western Gull mother feeding her chicks by Craig Tooley

Thanks to Jan and Craig for allowing me to share their photos with you here. To see much more of Craig's nature photography, here is his website: www.ruffimage.com

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