Category Archives: Nature photography

Yellowhammer in spring sunshine

As the lockdown continues due to the covid-19 outbreak. I headed once again to the local countryside to try and capture a few images and see what, if any, spring migrants were in. Newly arrived and swirling arounbd over the reservoir were around 30 sand martins and a long staying long-tailed duck gave distant views....

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Spotless starling

I photographed this spotless starling (Sturnus unicolor) in Spain a few years ago. We were in a hide overlooking a broken pan-tiled roof where a small colony of lesser kestrels were breeding. Mixed in with the kestrel were good numbers of spotless starling, a Spanish speciality. I have many images of them from several visits...

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Lesvos revisited: Black-headed bunting

Due to the covid-19 lockdown, I have plenty of time on my hand without the day-to-day distractions of my commercial photography work. I am using the time to revist old images taken on trips way back when. I’ve just been going through my old images from a trip I made to the Greek island of...

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Spring migrants – the northern wheatear

We are past the 21st March so we are now officially in psring and at the moment, a current band of high pressure is giving us clear skies and sunny conditions so the spring migrants will be well on their way. I’ve already heard increasing numbers of chiffchaff in the local countryside, but one of...

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Tawny mining bee emerging

It’s a cold blowy March morning but this male tawny mining bee seemed keen to emerge and brave the elements. I noticed him just as I’d finished mowing the lawn and thought I’d get the camera. I used a 50mm extension tube and an old MF 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor to get the images.

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