Sunday, 28 December 2008

Flat Calm

Flat calm conditions - rare at this time of year - with a nice setting sun, meant some nice patterns and reflections on the water.







Friday, 26 December 2008

Favourites from 2008

A few of my favourite images from 2008...


White winged Black Tern, Poland, May 2008


Grey-headed Woodpecker, Poland, May 2008


White-backed Woodpeckers, Poland, May 2008


Siberian Tit, Finland, March 2008


Pine Grosbeak, Finland, March 2008


Pine Grosbeak, Finland, March 2008


Killer Whales, Shetland, August 2008


Lekking Capercaillie, Finland, May 2008


Arctic Redpoll, Finland, March 2008


Bearded Seal, Norway, June 2008


Bee-eater, Spain, April 2008


Temminck's Stint in display flight, Norway, June 2008


Subalpine Warbler, Spain, April 2008


Drake Steller's Eider, Norway, March 2008


Drake Steller's Eider, Norway, March 2008


Shag, Norway, June 2008


Pygmy Owl, Finland, May 2008


Puffin, Shetland, July 2008


Lesser Kestrel, Spain, April 2008


King Eiders, Norway, March 2008


King Eider, Norway, March 2008


King Eiders, Norway, March 2008


Common Guillemot, Shetland, June 2008


Dotterel, Finland, June 2008


Corncrake, Shetland, June 2008


Collared Pratincole, Spain, April 2008


Citrine Wagtail, Poland, May 2008


Calandra Lark, Spain, April 2008

Adult Iceland Gull

Hoping that the harbour would be quiet to make some recordings of Eiders and Long-tailed Ducks calling, this adult Iceland Gull flew in and offered nice opportunities.









Thursday, 25 December 2008

Christmas Eve

Some nice light so a few hours spent in Lerwick Harbour during the afternoon. Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2009 to family, friends and associates!















Sunday, 21 December 2008

The Shortest Day...

Today was the shortest day - and just as well as the wind was gusting over 70mph in Lerwick as I was taking these images. The harbour was rammed with gulls and there were at least 8 Iceland Gulls (including the second-winter below) and 2 'Glaucs' around the Shetland Catch factory.