Rock pipit

Here are some shots from Pembrokeshire back in June. The cliffs around Broad and Little Haven had a number of rock pipit family living around them. I got reasonably close to one. And to another. The one I got closest to pulled an intersting pose as it looked for insects on the cliff. Related posts:…

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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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