Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Whimbrel





not many pics of late due to the heat and being busy -- this party of Whimbrel landed in front of me briefly before flying off to roost

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

ET and SU




shots from Alkborough -- the Little Egret landed close by and then jumped up before I could check my camera settings --- I was on AE and compensated by about 3 stops from the previous shot but amazingly it has worked well with this white bird and made a good dark backdrop out of a pretty mundane scene --- just shows luck plays a big part in photography; I needed some Shelduck shots so this closish bird was useful

stunning Black-tails






summer icelandic Black-tails on the Humber

look away now if you like baby birds





nature in the raw -- one Herring Gull snatched the chick from the nest and was immediately set upon by a second gull -- a tug of war developed with the Kittiwake chick as the rope!

Gannets





Favourite Kittiwakes





some shots which I liked the outcome of ---

fighting Kitts





these two Kittiwakes locked bills and spiraled down towards the sea like a huge sycamore seed