Greenshank in Puerto del Carmen

As some of you have probably gathered from my recent posts, the beach at Puerto del Carmen was pretty good for co-operative waders.  On one morning I found a greenshank, who I managed to creep just close enough to for some nice photos. I got some ‘in the habitat’ shots, which show the volcanic rocks.…

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Stone Curlew on Lanzarote

A quick photo, which sadly isn’t the best. When I was photographing the cattle egrets featured a couple of posts ago, I flushed a bird, which turned out to be a stone curlew, something I had always wanted to see. I was right near the Northern edge of Costa Teguise, which was a surprise as…

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Gigrin Kites in dismal weather

AFter my trip to Gilfach, I and some friends meet up at Gigrin farm. The weather did not look great and in fact only got more cloudy and darker as the red kite feeding time drew nearer and just sadly continued to get worse as they were fed. However having a camera with good High…

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Gilfach Farm – salmon and waterfall

I had a trip to the Rhayader area of Wales over the weekend.  The first stop was Gilfach Farm where we waited for salmon to jump up the waterfall, but had no luck.  I did photograph the water fall though: Although we didn’t see them jumping, I did see 2 female salmon nest building, where…

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Cattle egret

When I was in Lanzarote on the outskirts of Costa Teguise I finally got a good view of a couple of cattle egrets. They were hunting for grasshoppers in the dry stony habitat that dominates the island. Related posts: Berthelots pipit Stone Curlew on Lanzarote Rainham RSPB – Water rail with chicks and other birds…

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Trumpter finch and whimbrel

Some more shots on Lanzarote.  First thing almost every morning, as the sun came up, I headed down to the beach.  It was when the ebach was emptiest which meant not only was there more wildlife around, but it was also safer to be walking around with a long lense.  On this particular mornign I…

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