Category Archives: Birds

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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Great bustard on Salisbury Plain

The final bird we photographed on the three day trip to Wiltshire was the displaying great bustard that are being reintroduced to Salisbury Plain. This is a magnificent bird that once bred in the UK on Salisbury Plain and the Yorkshire Wolds but was hunted to extinction. Now, a dedictaed team are collecting eggs under…

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Siberian accentor at Easington | east coast rarities | Yorkshire wildlife photographer

Yorkshire wildlife photographer: Siberian Accentor at Easington Today I made the pilgrimage over to east Yorkshire to glimpse Siberian accentor at Easington, only the second record for Britain. The first record turned up on Shetland just a few days ago and no-one expected there to be another bird hot on its heels, this time in…

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Nikon D500 & Nikkor 200-500 VR lens: first outing

Today was my first outing with the new Nikon D500 and Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 VR lens. I got both of these new bits of kit just a day ago and was keen to see what both were capable of; the camera for focus accuracy and burst speed and the lens for AF speed, contrast and…

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Rough-legged buzzard at Grindale, East Yorkshire

Wow! My first twitch in about 10 years and I really enjoyed it! Not only did the rough-legged buzzard perform but I also met up with a load of old friends and it was just like ┬ábeing back in the late 80s at the height of my birding days! This rough-legged buzzard at Grindale, East…

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