Category Archives: Birds

Arkengarthdale and black grouse

Today I received a phone call about an ecology survey to be carried out on a farm in Arkengarthdale, a beautiful and remote valley in the Yorkshire Dales. That got me thinking about black grouse amongst other birds of the valley and so I thought I would post a photo I took in Scotland a…

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Summer Plumaged Turnstone

Just got round to processing a few shots from earlier this spring. I photographed this summer plumaged turnstone on a quiet beach on the Isle of Bute in early June. There were around 9 individuals in various stages of summer plumage, presumably all heading north but likely non-breeders given the date. Also on the Isle…

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Dalmatian Pelicans in Greece

Just got back from 3 days in northern Greece where I’ve been photographing Dalmatian pelicans. The weather was superb for the whole of the three days we were there and the pelicans couldn’t have performed any better. Both the D3 and the D7000 took a beating as I rattled through 5000+ images in two days…

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Great Northern Diver at Pugneys

Got a call last night to say there was a great northern diver (common loon for the USA visitors) on Cawood’s Pool at Pugneys Country Park and it had still been there at dusk. So, I set off early this morning as the sun was rising and met up with this battle cruiser of a…

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