Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Sri Lanka

Some photographs from a recent tour to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka White-eye (Zosterops ceylonensis)

Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus)

Brown-capped Babbler (Pellorneum fuscocapillus)

Sri Lanka Tree Nymph (Idea iasonia)

Sri Lankan Kangaroo Lizard (Otocryptis wiegmanni)

Sri Lanka Junglefowl (Gallus lafayetti)

Great Stone-curlew (Burhinus recurvirostris)

Tufted Grey Langur (Semnopithecus priam priam)

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Tour to the Algarve in Portugal October 2018

Some photographs from a recent tour to the Algarve in Portugal.

Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)
Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)

Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata)
Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris borealis)

Great Shearwater (Puffinus gravis)

Above two: Great Skua (Stercorarius skua) harrassing
Cory's & Great Shearwaters

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Norfolk Coast Autumn Migration

A long weekend tour exploring the north Norfolk Coast: birds in the mud.

Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

Redshank (Tringa totanus)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa islandica)

Monday, 10 September 2018

Mediteranean wildlife

What to photograph in very hot weather? Aquatic life is one answer. Here are some photographs from the Mediterranean.

Above two: Turkish Wrasse aka Ornate Wrasse (Thalassoma pavo)

Avove two: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Cicada species excuvia case (Cicada orni)

Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)

Sunday, 17 June 2018

The Peregrines of Norwich Cathedral 2018

The Peregrines of Norwich Cathedral 2018

Some of the photographs from this year below.

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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Norwich Cathedral 14th June 2018. The second of the three juveniles to fledge. Above three photograph were taken from the cloisters.

A little later, number two Peregrine Falcon off the platform, slipped in a clumsy flight attempt, fell backwards and then managed to turn in mid-flight and coasted low over the cloisters roof near the café. I was expecting the bird to be on a wall or tree but it ended up on the road. Lying down to get a better angle to photograph the bird I was amazed when it ran up to me. After helping guide passers-by around the bird, it was later released on the Bell Tower

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Romania May 2018

Photographs from a recent tour to Romania

Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva)
Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola)

Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus)

Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)
White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola)
 Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
  Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus)
Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata)
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)

Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus)

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
 Large Copper (Lycaena dispar)

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Spring tour Sicily

Some photographs from Sicily April 2018.

Eastern Bath White (Pontia edusa)

Tiger Beetle species (Lophyra flexuosa circumflexa)

Italian Sparrow (Passer italiae)

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)

 Scops Owl (Otus scops)