Category Archives: Bird photography

Season’s Greetings: Red Grouse in a snow flurry

Another in the season’s greetings selection of images, this time a red grouse in a snow flurry on the North York Moors. I took this a few years ago and when I left my house, it was quite bright and sunny. However, by the time I reached my favourite grouse shooting spot near Masham, it…

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Meditteranean Gulls and Sand Martins in Brittany

I thought I’d post a selection of images of Meditteranean gulls and sand martins in Brittany, taken on a recent family holiday around Quiberon (pronounced Kiberon). As it was a family holiday, I didn’t do a great deal of nature photography but I did have the Nikon D500 and Nikkor 200-500mm lens with me so,…

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Common swift photography

The common swifts returned to our village around about 2nd May this year and within a couple of days, the air was filled with the raucous screaming of these birds, a sound which totally defines summer for me. Each year the swifts nest under the gutters of our Victorian house and this year was no…

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Bittern Photography

I’ve just returned from a session of bittern photography at a local reserve where a breeding pair are presenting good photo opportunities to capture some flight shots. This elusive and rare breeding bird has a nest deep in the reedbed but I was able to place myself strategically so that I could get some flight…

Bird Photography on Texel (Part 5)

This is probably the final post from my recent combined family holiday and  bird photography on Texel and so I thought I share a few images of the beautiful bluethroat and some of the landscapes of the island. The bluethroats are found in the dunes down on the SW corner of the island, but the…

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