Birdlife

I have had a particular interest in birdlife since being a young boy growing up in Yorkshire.  I still get great pleasure from watching the birds and their behaviour on my doorstep.

As well as my camera kit, other essential items to pack on my travels are a pair of binoculars and a bird guide.

I like to take bird portraits that emphasise  the bird's own individual characteristics and adaptations be it a Great Dusky Swift clinging to the rock face of a waterfall, a  Kingfisher catching fish in its dagger-like beak or a Nuthatch creeping vertically down a tree trunk.

 

This gallery consists of a mixture of species from both home and away.

Green Heron, Costa Rica
Green Heron, Costa Rica
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Barn Owl, Gloucestershire
Barn Owl, Gloucestershire
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Little Owl, Gloucestershire
Little Owl, Gloucestershire
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Common Kingfisher, Sri Lanka
Common Kingfisher, Sri Lanka
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Common Kingfisher, Sri Lanka
Common Kingfisher, Sri Lanka
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Great Egret, Sri Lanka
Great Egret, Sri Lanka
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Common Buzzard, Gloucestershire
Common Buzzard, Gloucestershire
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European Eagle Owl
European Eagle Owl
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Buzzard Landing, Gloucestershire
Buzzard Landing, Gloucestershire
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Common Buzzard, Gloucestershire
Common Buzzard, Gloucestershire
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White-throated Kingfisher, Sri Lanka
White-throated Kingfisher, Sri Lanka
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Female Blackcap, Extremedura, Spain
Female Blackcap, Extremedura, Spain
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Griffon Vulture, El Gastor, Spain
Griffon Vulture, El Gastor, Spain
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Griffon Vulture, Extremedura, Spain
Griffon Vulture, Extremedura, Spain
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Avocets in flight, Spain
Avocets in flight, Spain
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Thekla Lark, Morocco
Thekla Lark, Morocco
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Tree Pipit, Extremedura, Spain
Tree Pipit, Extremedura, Spain
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Common Bulbul, Morocco
Common Bulbul, Morocco
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House Sparrow, Morocco
House Sparrow, Morocco
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Ashy Prinia, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Ashy Prinia, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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Great Egret, Sri Lanka
Great Egret, Sri Lanka
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Cattle Egret, Spain
Cattle Egret, Spain
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Black Swan
Black Swan
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Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Sri Lanka
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Sri Lanka
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Cocoi Heron, Pantanal
Cocoi Heron, Pantanal
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White-headed Marsh Tyrant, Pantanal
White-headed Marsh Tyrant, Pantanal
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Rufescent Tiger-heron, Pantanal
Rufescent Tiger-heron, Pantanal
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Great Dusky Swifts, Iguassu Falls
Great Dusky Swifts, Iguassu Falls
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Asian Paradise Flycatcher
Asian Paradise Flycatcher
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Brown-headed Barbet
Brown-headed Barbet
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