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

Sunday, 27 April 2014

A Glut of Gannets...

...Assuming that is the Collective Noun for Gannets. Bempton Cliffs in East Yorkshire is the place to see and photograph these superb birds which breed in good numbers from March onward.  I arrived on a cold April morning just after dawn. A bitter wind was blasting off the North Sea. The Gannets were everywhere, coming in from fishing sorties, sitting on nests or claiming nesting material from the cliff tops. The weather conditions were ideal for a close encounter; when the wind hits the high cliffs it produces an updraft which the Gannets can steer into and just hang in the air feet away from you, or drop down slowly onto the cliff top to pick up their nesting material.

















































Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Wetlands Images

As I haven't posted for a while, here is a catch up of images from London WWT, and a few from Slimbridge, over the last months of winter.


Ring-necked Parakeets:






Cormorants:






Teal & Tufted Duck:









Pintail:





Bank Vole:





Redshank:






Green Sandpiper:






Little Grebe:



Great-crested Grebe:




Lapwing:





Thanks for looking!