Razorbill at Bempton

While at RSPB Bempton I had a good go at photographing the auks as they flew past. I took plenty of photos, but the condition were not great, as the sun was absent most of the afternoon I was there. Still I managed a couple of razorbills that were ok. Related posts: Tree sparrow at…

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Courting gannets

While at RSPB Bempton Cliffs last week, there was a small area where the gannets were sitting near the top of the cliff. Here I managed to catch a pair courting with their beaks and neck stretched upwards. I also saw 2 courting one behind the other. Sadly the shot is ruined somewhat by that…

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Barn owl Tyto alba on Sheppey

On a recent visit to sheppey I was shown this wonderful barn owl, which while hunting came fairly close. It was 9pm when it was out and cloud was starting to cover the low sun, so I had to soot at ISO1600, thankfully the high ISO performance it pretty good on my K-5 , and…

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Cardinal Beetle and mosquito

The nettle beds at Strumpshaw Fen where especially fruitful. This cardinal beetle, the red headed species Pyrochroa serraticornis, posed on the nettles for a bit, though the wind made shots a bit more tricky! The mosquitoes were eating us alive, but i did get a nice shot of one! Related posts: Garden Chafer and Cardinal…

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