Category Archives: Bird photography

Moorland birding in search of ring ouzel

Today we hit the North York Moors to do a bit of moorland birding in search of ring ouzel. Ring ouzel is a bird I’ve wanted to photograph for years but I’ve never put the effort in and, as it’s now in long term decline, I thought I’d better do something about it. We had…

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Sanderling at South Gare

After an unsuccessful trip to see the North Yorkshire eagle owl, we headed over to the coast and spent a couple of hours on a bright, breezy beach photographing Sanderling at South Gare. The beach is quite pleasant though the old industrial back drop is a bit more insulubrious. There were one or two species…

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Iceland gull at Bowness on Windermere

I’ve just got back from a weekend in the Lake District where we were based at Bowness-on-Windemere, a small town on the edge of England’s largest lake – Lake Windemere. Each day I would visit the small beach area near the main jetty where the tourists boats set off on their trips around the lake….

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Fieldfare in a York Garden

Today I got a call from my photo buddy to say that he had a bomb-proof fieldfare feeding on apples in his garden. We’d been on the phone yesterday chatting about fieldfare and, after having seen a few in the area, Ian had put out some apples. While we were actually talking on the phone,…

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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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