Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fulmar, Puffin and Kittiwakes


my favourite auk for photography but most of the birds at Bempton seem to be lower down the cliffs now as the gannets have expanded and taken over the top ledges making photography of landing birds much harder


incredible difference in plumage colour between southern Guillemots and Razorbills, the difference diminishes in northern Guillemots of course


had a few hours at Bempton Cliffs yesterday -- it is only 50 miles from my house but I only go once or twice a year yet people come from all over Europe -- but after you have 500 Gannet images how many more different ones can you get? On this trip as usual I left the 500 at home, you don't need one!, took the 300 2.8 and the 70-200 2.8 -- the majority of the Gannets were taken with the 70-200 -- they were superb early amy while it was blowing well from the NW but when the wind dropped the birds disappeared from the cliff top

Barn Owl antics

4 youngsters fledging from my local box - it may be a bit dilapidated but its home -- its a long way down when you make your first flight -one of the adults came in with a vole then the third one scrambled up rather than going down leaving the smallest youngster squeling alone in the box - a good result after the hard winter