Eider

Back in March I popped into Seahouses on the way back from Scotland, to photograph the resident eiders there and got my best shots yet of this species. A male posed nicely in the harbour. And a group came close outside the harbour wall. The female posed nicely too. Related posts: Mandarin Duck Red grouse…

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Magpie, Crow and Jay

A few shots from back in the summer. Some bread had been thrown on the floor and I noticed some magpies hanging around. So I settled down in the shade nearby and waited. Corvids are usually wary and there is no exception at Wat Tyler Park so I had to stick on the teleconvertor and/or…

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Smooth newt tadpole Lissotriton vulgaris

A few shots from last October, of a a nearly full grown smooth newt tadpole. I placed some leaves in the aquarium and let it move around, and got some pleasing shots. Related posts: Backswimmer nymph and smooth newt tadpole anopheline mosquito larvae and smooth newt tadpole Broad bodied chaser nymph, smooth newt tadpole and…

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