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