Kingfishers & Barn owls

Here in the UK a couple of months back it looked as if the winter was over and spring had arrived early. Living here we should all know by now that this was too good to be true, and so it turned out to be the case. Since then all we seem to get is rain, rain…

Winter visitor – the short-eared owl

Since Christmas I’ve spent some time trying to photograph short-eared owls at a location not too far from home. This year there seems to be a large influx of these owls and judging by the number of recent images posted on 500px.com and other sites they seem to be quite popular with photographers. I have…

2011 Review of my year

This year February into March saw me head off to Florida for some warmer weather and an opportunity to photograph the breeding season in that part of the world. The favoured species being the osprey and the bald eagle, although anything that comes along becomes a photographic opportunity. The rearing of the young is in…

The Farne Islands – Bird Photography

                                     The Farne Islands at sunrise. 2011. The Farne islands have been featured on many television nature programmes, as they are one of the key seabird breeding areas in the UK. The islands are a breeding ground to many species including guillemots, razorbill, tern – arctic/common/sandwich, black headed gull, eider duck and everyone’s favourite the…

Bempton Cliffs – Gannets 2011

                    Bempton Cliffs at sunrise. 2010. My first visit to Bempton cliffs was in april 2010. Having read about this location and watching footage from television nature programmes I thought I would visit. Bempton cliffs are probably the best place on the UK mainland to view nesting gannets. Other birds can also be seen here such…