Friday, 17 July 2009

MVI 2431

White Winged Black Tern Fen drayton Camebridgeshire 10 July 09. A smart Adult not a scruffy juvenile.Video taken against strong light but showing nicely in flight5 briefly at the end of the clip. Soundtrack changed from the original wind blowing across hte camera microphone !

Monday, 13 July 2009

White Winged Black Tern Fen Drayton Camebridgeshire 10 July 09

White Winged Black Tern Cambs. A stunning adult bird, which in spite of the 'record shot' category photos gave imressive and close flight views when not on the ground. A very pleasant surprise after the Caspian Tern in the previous post.

Pictures above and below taken as stills from video footage

Monday, 6 July 2009

Caspian Tern Welney WWT 4 July

Caspian Tern Welney 4th July.
Having started the day at Holme a quick turn-around got me to welney to find the Tern asleep and not seemingly in a hurry to go anywhere.Excelent flight views followed with a couple of shots included below, taken as stills from video footage.
Like the Pratincole in the previous post a superb bird to break up the summer birding with Red Kites also added in both Norfolk and Beds. as well as further stunning views of Golden Orioles and Bitterns. A freshly fledged Song thrush being fed in thye garden was a nice follow on from regular appearanjces from adult birds.

Bittern Lakenheath 26 June. This individual posed for at least 15 minutes at the top 0f reeds before providing another long flight view before dropping into anothyer section of reedbed. Nice views in the scope but a bit of a struggle for the camera !