Friday, October 13, 2017

Sagres miscellany

Clouded Yellow
Red-veined Darter
Gannet
Second calendar year Mediterranean Gull
Azure-winged Magpie
Redstart

Zitting Cisticola

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Great Shearwaters off Sagres

Wilson's Storm Petrel

On our pelagic trip with Mar Ilimitado out of Sagres, Algarve, Portugal, we encountered a single Wilson's Petrel. I think I managed this one photo which shows its long dangling legs (which project beyond the tail) and a hint of the pale panel in the upper wing. It was easier in real life, as it had a subtly differnt flight style, was slightly larger and those legs were really noticeably long!

European Storm Petrels off Sagres, Portugal

These Mother Carey's Chickens are little devils to photograph! These were taken on a trip with Mar Ilimitado on a fam trip to Sagres, Algarve, last week.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Juvenile Sparrowhawks at the Birdfair

Two juvenile Sparrowhawks, a male (first photo) and a female (rest), trapped and ringed in front of the Birdfair crowd at Rutland Water, last weekend, before parading through the crowd prior to spectacular release. Here with ringer, Richard Du Feu.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

From the Archive... No. 23

Masked Shrike, Kilnsea, East Yorkshire, September 2014

Thursday, July 27, 2017