...and a dash of optimism.
The photos are a bit grainy because I had digital zoom on for some of them.
I don't get to see black-backed gulls all that often - I think, from the deep black, that this is a Greater rather than a lesser.
I notice that some of the black-headed gulls are getting their summer plumage in already and starting to justify their name!
On the chimney top of a house near the IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art).
Outside a café just before my bus-stop in town. Spring?? It might have been sunny, but it's still pretty darn cold.