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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Monday, 17 June 2013

Razorbill (Alca torda) and me!!!!!!!!!!

The razorbill is a medium-sized seabird. It is black above and white below. It has a thick black beak which is deep and blunt, unlike the thinner bill of the similar guillemot. It breeds around the coast of the UK, with the largest colonies in northern Scotland. There are none breeding between the Humber and the Isle of Wight. Birds only come to shore to breed, and winter in the northern Atlantic. The future of this species is linked to the health of the marine environment. Fishing nets, pollution and declining fish stocks all threaten the razorbill. (RSPB)

 TAKEN BY MY BROTHER, PETE

I'M GLAD THEY PUT THE FENCE THERE



39 comments:

  1. what an amazing bird! and waving hello from texas! nice to see you and your great set-up!

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  2. You're looking good! And wow - what a huge lens.

    Lovely shot - hope the bird's situation improves.

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  3. I hope verrkligen that environmental requirements become more stringent, so that the beautiful birds have a chance to survive nature / Brita

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  4. I see now how you get those awesome close-ups. That is one doozy of a lens! I'm so glad you're out there getting these marvelous photos and sharing them with us.

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    1. I keep on saying, it is the lens that makes a good picture, but, there are better photographers.

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  5. Glad to meet you Bob :))
    If it is a very rare bird. I noticed your great team!
    A hug.

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  6. Lieber Bob,
    ich kann nicht sagen, tolle Fotos! Aber schön,
    dass wir mal sehen dürfen, wie du auf Fotopirsch gehst.
    Eine beeindruckende Kamera.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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  7. great shots. You're a brave man being that close to the cliffs, assume you reversed back ok! Nice to see the set up.

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  8. Fabulous image Bob. Now I've seen you in action I now understand how your set up enables you to post these amazing pics.

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  9. Hola compañero, cada día me sorprendes mas
    Sigue así, un gran saludo de un seguidor, desde Doña Mencia (CORDOBA)

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  10. Amazing capture of the razorbill!

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  11. I'm afraid of heights Bob!!You're very brave!!!Nice to see you ready in action!!!
    Great shot!!!Lovely bird!!!
    Dimi..

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    1. So am I, affraid of heights. Well, I didn't until I had the accident. Oh, thanks for the present, I cant wait for it to arrive, thanks, thanks, thanks very much Dimi.

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  12. Looks like you had good weather Bob, for that off roading,great photos of you and your lens.


    peter

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    1. It was the best day of our holiday, it was cloudy, but we had a good time.

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  13. I searched and searched the net because I wanted to know why the Razorbill is called Razorbill, and finally I found this:

    "The razorbill is well-named because the edges of its hooked upper beak are very sharp indeed, enabling it to grasp fish well and to defend itself against predators."

    Hurray! Wonderful photos of you, your race car, your marvelous camera with the big lens and the wonderful view! Love that feather on your hat!

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  14. oh wow you come prepared

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  15. Of course the razorbill is great but it is good to see how you manage to get your pictures. I'm glad your brother took you with him on holiday and shows us the way you work. And indeed, It was good there was a fence....

    Regards,
    Marianne

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  16. Great photos, of the bird and of you!! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. A fantastic post Bob... and I agree it's a good job the fence was there.
    Lovely images.

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  18. that razorbill is a beaut bird isn't it; and great in black and white too. Enjoyed the photos your brother had taken too Bob; it's great to see your wonderful set-up and you work it all so admirably; well done.

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  19. Great closeup of the Razorbill, Bob! I am glad there is a fence there too, you are pretty close to the edge.

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  20. És fantástico Bob!
    As tuas fotos são maravilhosas! A tua máquina fotográfica é super!

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  21. I havent seen one. Only on pix. Do their beaks hurt like razor?

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  22. Hi Bob Wow! What a wonderful mode of transport and I'm glad to see you can certainly handle it. Now your secret is out. Your huge lens. A fantastic lens and of course fabulous close up photos. Keep up the good work. Margaret

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  23. beautiful bird...

    nice to see you

    thanks bob

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  24. Impressed, not only by your photo of the razorbill. I had no idea that you where out there, taking these great photos with this disability. Really strong!

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  25. Nice to see you! keep clicking, you give us so much joy with your captures, many thanks to you for that. :)

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  26. So great to see you in this series, Bob. What a beautiful weather you had. And the surroundings is marvellous. Oh, I almost forgot to mention: I have never seen that bird on any picture. Fantastic photos. I enjoyed. Greetings, Joke

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    1. The good weather was for only one day, it turned against us, but, we kept on clicking away Joke.

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  27. Beautiful series of pictures, Bob.
    Nice to see you in the picture.
    The Alk is a beautiful species, that is not here.
    Regards, Irma

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  28. This is awesome ... great Bob.

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  29. Pleased to meet you through these photos. A hug,

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  30. Bob, great shot of the Razorbill!
    Nice to see you!!

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  31. This is the best profile of you Bob, even better than the other one. You are such an inspiration. And you got that jewel of a lens everyone fears to carry and handle; yet look at how well you do it!

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