Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Little Gull






an afternoon visit to Hornsea Mere produced that photographers bonus, some beautiful Little Gulls which were not only tame and approachable but were landing into the wind with the light in roughly the right place----what superb birds Little Gulls are

more small gulls





juv CT



this juvenile Common Tern provided soem nice photo opportunities as it sparred with the Little Gulls

Roseate Terns






a visit to Filey to photograph the Roseate Terns was met by some thick cloud then blinding sun and a heavy swell producing a fine spray mist but I still managed to blast off about 700 images most of which were of course rubbish!

more Rosys






some perched birds

the rosy tern






Roseates are one of the best terns and it was great to see so many at close range even thought he wave mist and light were often rather tricky

Black Terns





some nice juvenile Black Terns were around the Brigg at Filey with the other terns

full cards




just sorting through over 1000 iages from the day on the Yorky coast--mainly Roseate Terns with a few Black Terns and Little Gulls--more to follow!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

scruffy rail




this Water Rail was rather obliging but also rather scruffy being in heavy moult --all shots with 300f4 and 2x Canon at 800ISO

dwebes, cormo and shovels






some incidentals from the hide this morning while doing the fishermen