Great black-backed gull (2020)

Inge Marleen - Great black-backed gull (grote mantelmeeuw)

Great black-backed gull, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

In cities, gulls are often seen as pests, but in their natural habitat at the coast, I think gulls look majestic. The great black-backed gull has a stern, serious and sharp look. It is a kleptoparasitic bird that steals food from other birds, such as ducks and cormorants.