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Common Tern in the Rain Photograph

I have been experimenting with slow shutter speeds for birds in flight over the summer with varying results. I know some people are not keen on ‘blurry’ shots like this and prefer everything to be perfectly sharp to the tips … Continue reading

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The Kingfisher Returns

In my last post I mentioned the anticipation and return of kingfishers to my local patch. Here is one of the first images I managed to capture in the warm morning sunlight of a juvenile male kingfisher sitting on its … Continue reading

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Majestic Kingfisher

The kingfishers are back at my local nature reserve; at least one for now anyway. This happens around the same time every year as the young birds are chased off the adults’ territory somewhere further downstream, and they find their … Continue reading

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Long-Eared Owl in Flight

Long-eared Owls are usually nocturnal, so I was extremely lucking to witness and photograph this long-eared owl in flight early one morning whilst walking near Druridge Bay in Northumberland. I’m guessing the rain through the night prevented this owl from … Continue reading

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Barn Owl Print

There is often a lot of luck involved in wildlife and bird photography and being in the right place at the right time. This photograph of a Barn Owl hovering while hunting for voles is such a case. I was … Continue reading

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Merlin Print

Merlins are small falcons that breed in the uplands of Northumberland during the summer. In the autumn and winter they can be seen along the east coast as they move away from their breeding grounds in search of food. This … Continue reading

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Blue Tit Bird Print

These small common british birds look stunning during the winter when they are in full breeding plumage ready for the spring. They are so colourful and energetic, always on the move and never staying still for very long. I always … Continue reading

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