Broad-Bodied Chaser

Broad-Bodied Chaser
Wing Mosaic (Broad-bodied Chaser): Winner, Nikon In-Frame Competition August 2010

Spoonbill

Spoonbill
Spoonbill: Birdguides Photo of the Year 2012 Runner-up

Monday, 23 April 2012

Iceland Gull at London WWT

It was a case of  'right place, right time' on Saturday 21st April at London WWT.  After a prolific winter of these birds nationally, it was nice to see one finally drop into the Wetlands Centre.  It was identified at around 1600 and was gone an hour later.  After being put up by a Grey Heron it failed to settle again and eventually flew off west.
I believe this is a 2nd Winter individual.






Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Malham Cove, North Yorkshire, Easter 2012

Over Easter I visited the spectacular rocks and landscapes around Malham in the Yorkshire Dales. Here are some images of the area.

The 70 feet high walls of Malham Cove itself:


Limestone Paving at the top of the cove, formed during the last ice age:



The view to Malham:


Surrounding Landscapes:




Gordale Scar constists of sheer walls formed by a fast flowing water:




Around Gordale:



Wheatear on top of Malham Cove: