Best of 2012

Its been an interesting year of wildlife and photography for me. I’ve probably not seen or photographed as much as last year, but what I’ve seen and standard of my photos I reckon has improved. The first notable photograph was taken at Centre Parcs in late January, where I photographed a sparrowhawk for the first…

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Oystercatchers at Filey Brigg

One bird their was plenty of at Filey Brigg was oystercatchers. There was a lot of feeding going on, as the tide was dropping and revealing the mussel beds. One couldn’t wait for the tide to drop completelyd and braved the waves for lunch! One bonus was this eider, it was nice to see one…

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Oystercatcher hammers mussel video

While at Filey Brigg, I was lucky enough to get close to some oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus as they fed on some mussels. These particular oystercatchers were feeding by the ‘hammering’ method, which involves using their thickened beak to smash the shell of their prey to get to the edible insides. But not all oystercatcher feed…

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