Category Archives: Birds

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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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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Bird Photography on Texel (Part 3)

Part 3 of my bird photography on Texel while I was there with the family at the end of May. Here is another selection of birds that I managed to capture either as I drove round in the two hours after sunrise or on foot as we cycled round the island during the day. The…

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Bird photography on Texel, Netherlands

I’ve just returned from a few days’ bird photography on Texel, Netherlands and I’m now going through the images. It wasn’t just a bird  photography trip, I was out there with the family but I managed to get a few hours in from first light until breakfast each day and then again in the last…

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Treecreeper saves the day!

A six mile walk around Winteresett Reservoir today proved fairly fruitless in terms of bird photography with none of the newly arrived migrants performing for the camera. However, just as I was within 500yds of my car, I managed to grab a few shots of a very obliging treecreeper which was busy traversing up and…

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