Tag Archives: John Gardner

Showcase: Gyrfalcon in flight

One of my favourites of Gyrfalcon in flight over heather covered cliffs. I really like the way the  purple heather provides a complimentary contrast to the grey bird.  The gyrfalcon (Falco rusticola) is a much stockier bird than the peregrine and bigger too, a very impressive species. Nikon D3, Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 ISO400 1/1600 @ f/5.6…

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A day out in Lancashire

Another fairly fruitless foray out of the county, this time to Lancashire to try for the obliging bitterns we’d heard so much about. Unfortunately, our luck wasn’t in and although we did see bittern briefly, we were unable to photograph it or the short-eared owls we’d been tipped off about!! Oh, well! We made a…

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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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Common birds from the hide

Spent a couple of hours with Mike at his feeding station today. Lots of activity although limited species due to the mild weather. The great tits and blue tits performed very well but I was pleased with the three great spotted woodpeckers and the nuthatches that kept appearing on stage. At one point, the woodpeckers…

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