Friday, June 29, 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Mars attacks

Fulmars that is... (digiscope)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Smell City part 3b: More Flight




DSLR. Click them NOW!!!

Smell City part 3a: Flight



Gannet over colony


Queuing for landing

All DSLR. Click 'em for biggies. You know you want to. Do it.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Smell City part 2



Two Gannets, two ages

Gannet on the nest

Cute Kittiwake baby


Gannets canoodling

Baby Guillemot contemplating the drop

Yawning Puffin

More digiscoped antics from RSPB Bempton Cliffs (21.6.07). There will be more appearing in the August issue of Bird Watching Magazine. And remember, I have put a few more on the Bird Watching Blog
Click each pic for big versions, as usual.

Pond visitors

Magpie (DSLR)

Juvenile Blackbird (DSLR)

I hide in the shed, the birds come and bathe.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Images from Titchwell, 24.6.07

Hanging Rainbow, at the end of which was a rich multitude of Swifts and a single, glorious Alpine Swift

Juvenile Bearded Tits

A curious Weasel on the path

Alpine Swift

Alpine Swift, Titchwell, Norfolk, 24.6.07, c9.17pm (DSLR). Nice finding, Will!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Killer on the loose

Pond skater, our pond, Peterborough, 23.6.07 (DSLR). Click 'em for the full horror.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Smell city

Puffin – this is what they come to see.

Action among the Gannets


Puffin noting that its shadow has a Puffin's face pattern...


Two Gannets greet each other

I went to RSPB Bempton Cliffs yesterday (21.6.07) with Will Bowell. Work, you understand... I went with the express purpose of digiscoping seabirds, so I could write about it in the August issue of Bird Watching Magazine. For the full story, you will have to wait until that mag comes out. But, considering rain and cloud were forecast, so we were rather pressed for time, the trip was a roaring success. As it happens, it was sunny nearly all the time we were there...
Bempton is fantastic, with much bigger cliffs, much more plentiful seabirds and much better views than I expected. I even developed rather a liking for the fishy guano stench. Mmmmmmmm!
Enjoy these digiscoped shots. And I've bunged a few more on the Bird Watching Blog
Click the pics for big versions, as usual.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

If only...

...the Whiskered Tern had been there when we were in place with the light this good. Still, mustn't grumble. See below (scroll down) for Whiskered shots

Common Tern, Eyebrook Reservoir, 18.6.07. Click it!

Macrobiotic lunch

I took my trusty old Nikon Coolpix 4500 out for a walk near our Bretton (Peterborough) office, this lunchtime (19.6.07). Though I haven't used it for digiscoping for years, its macro is superb and it can get much closer than any of my other cameras. This is what it came up with...
Click each shot to enlarge.

Herb Robert

Speckled Wood

Bee Orchid

White Bryony

A few more whisks