Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

More photos from Elmley Marshes: there were a number of lapwings by the road and I got some nice shots of them. I got one as it stretched its wings. And some different shots too. Related posts: Merlin Falco Columbarius Turnstone feeding on mussel and stretching Misty Morning at Elmely Marshes Black tailed godwit at…

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Kestrel eating worm

A few more from that great day On Sheppey, this time of a kestrel that flew along side my car before landing in front of me to eat a worm. Related posts: Little owl, snow bunting and red legged partridge Desert grey shrike eating a gecko Merlin Falco Columbarius Migrant Hawker in flight and slow…

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Merlin Falco Columbarius

Last Monday I was driving down the entrance road of Elmley Marshes nature reserve.  In the past I have taken some of my best wader shots along this road, but recently I’ve not had much luck there.  That morning it was foggy when I arrived, with the sun starting to peak through, but I had…

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Mata Mata Turtle, Short Snouted Seahorse and Dogfish

As I have mentioned previously, last weekend I gave a couple of talks on sea creatures and how I’ve photographed them at Portsmouth Blue Reef Aquarium. For those who haven’t been, I would recommend it. It is not a large aquarium, but it does have some interesting stuff I haven’t seen elsewhere. One of these…

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Turnstone feeding on mussel and stretching

I’ve been processing some of my backlog recently and I came across these photos of turnstones at Reculver in Kent. I managed to get it feeding on a mussel And stretching its wings. Related posts: Oystercatcher hammers mussel video Golden plover and dunlin in the snow Oystercatchers at Filey Brigg Pond skater and backswimmer feeding…

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Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth at Night

After seeing the purple sandpipers I tried something a bit different to usual, a landscape of sorts: a nice sunset over the Solent. I like to dabble in night photography, so had a go at capturing the view over Portsmouth, looking over from the Blue Reef Aquarium. And used my long lens to get a…

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