Friday, August 28, 2015

The Oriental Magpie-Robin

On holiday in Sri Lanka I saw this little cutie hopping about under the trees. It's actually a robin. Now, being British, I'm more accustomed to robins being in snowy scenes with bright red breasts, so it was something of a surprise to discover they have a cousin like this!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Egyptian Vultures in northern Spain

About an hour's drive South East of Pamplona, in northern Spain, you can find a colony of Egyptian vultures all year round. Walking through the canyon they are not difficult to spot, but if you follow the footpaths up into the hills you can actually get quite close to them. A magnificent sight.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Trogon - the national bird of Cuba

 I was recently lucky enough to visit Cuba. On a trek in the forest near the town of Trinidad, our guide pointed out a trogon, the national bird. It's colours reflect the red, white and blue of the nation's flag. They are quite hard to spot so I was very happy to get a couple of decent photos.

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Ugly Duckling


It is FIVE whole years since I first thought about putting my bird photos online.
Perhaps it's time I resurrected the project!!

I was recently in the pretty town of Kelso in the Scottish Borders. It was a beautiful day and all the ducks were out for a walk by the river. Amongst them was a particularly ugly duckling!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Even a modest duck makes a good photography subject.

Anyone know any more about the first picture?

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Strange birds, pelicans, but they can make great photography subjects.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Starting out with some flamingos

Ok, I'm not a dedicated twitcher but I do enjoy taking photos. I'm going to use this blog to show off some of my bird photos from around the world. Any comments about the photos are welcome, and also any information you might have about the birds!

First up, some flamingos in the high Andes of Chile near San Pedro de Atacama. I love the way they reflect in the salt lake.