Wednesday, July 30, 2008


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

Sunday, July 27, 2008

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!


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