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Saturday 25 July 2015

Guillemots [Uria aalge]

The UK's coasts have many stretches of sheer cliffs where seabirds breed and the guillemot is one of the most numerous birds in the great 'seabird cities'. It comes to land only to nest, spending the rest of its life at sea, where it is vulnerable to oil spills. Dark brown and white, not as black as the similar razorbill, it has a 'bridled' form with a white ring round the eye and stripe behind it.

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Garganey (Anas querquedula)

Waking up.

The garganey is a scarce and very secretive breeding duck in the UK. It is smaller than a mallard and slightly bigger than a teal. The male is most easily recognised with a broad white stripe over the eye. In flight it shows a pale blue forewing. It feeds by 'dabbling'.
Filmed at Cannop Ponds, FOD.

Saturday 4 July 2015

Puffin [Auks] [Fratercula arctica]

I am not taking photogaphs very much, because of my son. But I have a few from longer period, I hope that is alright?

Friday 3 July 2015