A big year - Birds 2021

Challenge #178 in the A Big Year series. Hosted by gidgetto.
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Capture and Display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. please enter the species of bird, if known. if bird is unknown Will the community leave a comment in the comments section as to the type of bird so we will be able to keep track of the birds spotted. Happy Birding.
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Snow birds
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Went out to Coney Island during the past week's snow storm here for a photo walk. I'm not much of a animal photographer but there were scattered masses of seagulls, fifty or so gathered in flocks on the beach separate from one another. I assume they mostly block the wind from one another, except for those in front. Hopefully they get to move to the back at some point.
Submitted: Saturday, 20th February, 2021 22:40 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 18th February, 2021
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Notes: The Lensbaby Composer has aperture rings you need to change manually and I neglected to bring any others with me not that I could dependably change them without getting even more snow into my lens as I already did. Would loved to have stopped down a bit but I also love a spotty focus.
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