Archive for the ‘Birds’ Category

Mountain Imperial Pigeon

Mountain Imperial Pigeon is one of the largest pigeons I have ever seen and whereas many species in this family have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Mountain Imperial Pigeon seems to be doing fairly well, probably because it is restricted to the more inaccessible highlands. The call of this species is a very memorable, […]

Kittiwakes

Kittiwakes are probably the most delicate and attractive of Britain’s breeding gulls but they are in decline across most of the country. However, there are still good numbers to be found breeding in East Yorkshire and Bridlington harbour is an excellent place to get really close to them; this is where I took this photo […]

Juvenile Common Whitethroat

Today at Oare Marshes, in Kent, there were a lot of wading birds to be seen but it was really tough to see any small passerines due to windy weather. One species I did get close to was Common Whitethroat with a small family group noisily foraging in a bramble patch.

Bulbuls Taking a Drink

Can you spot the odd one out? I photographed this group of Black-crested Bulbuls at Lung Sin Waterhole, near Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand, as they were taking a drink. If you look carefully you can see the black and yellow tipped tail of a single Black-headed Bulbul with them. This is a great place […]

Garden Warbler

I photographed this Garden Warbler on July 16th 2015 while leading a short bird watching tour to The Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. Although it was a little far away for photographing such a small bird its agitated behaviour meant that it spent some time in the same small bush and taking a […]

Red Kite in Brecon Beacons NP

A few days ago I spent some time bird watching in the Brecon Beacons national Park, in South Wales, with Shuki Raviv where we were looking for Red Kites and Dippers. With the current abundance of Red Kite it did not take long for us to get excellent views of this spectacular raptor.