A selection of images from 2013

 

 

October 2013

 
The annual Fallow Deer rut

 

 

 

July 2013

 

The fabulous, quirky Lizard Orchid


A few more images from this years Florida trip:



A Great Egret prepares to land

 

Lift off - a Roseate Spoonbill takes to the air




A Great Northern Diver stretches its wings




Royal and Caspian Tern pair




A beautifully plumaged adult Great Egret
displaying in early morning sunlight.

 


 

 May & June 2013

 
In late March & early April I visited some of my favorite haunts in Florida.
The weather was colder than usual but still plenty of birds to photograph.
Here are a selection of images:

 

Anhinga female

 

 

Boat-tailed Grackle calling

 

 

Brown Pelican take-off

 

 

An Eastern Meadowlark in song

 

 

Florida Scrub Jay

 

 

A Great Egret in flight carrying nesting material

 

 

A Little Blue Heron with a Snake Eel

 

 

Loggerhead Shrike

 

 

Long-billed Curlew

 

 

A Turnstone feeding on a Hermit Crab

 

 

A Royal Tern stretching its wings after bathing

 

 

A Reddish Egret chasing its prey

 

 

A Roseate Spoonbill feeding

 

 

A Woodstork tosses a fish

 

 

A Woodstork prepares to land

 

 

April 2013

The weather this spring has been appalling and there have been too few opportunities for outdoor photography.  Fortunately, images taken during my recent trip to the Falkland Islands have kept me busy.

 

Black-browed Albatross in flight

 

Black-throated Finch

 

 

Gentoo Colony

 

 

Gentoo at nest with young

 

 

 Porpoising Gentoo Penguin

 

 

Gentoo running and carrying a pebble

 

 

Falkland Skua displaying

 

 

Magellanic Penguin calling

 

 

Ruddy-headed Goose

 

 

King Penguin gathering on a Falklands Beach

 

 

A troop of King Penguin reflected in  wet sand

 

 

Portrait of a King Penguin in the rain

 

January, February & March 2013

A selection of images from my visit to the Falkland Islands in
November and December 2012.




A magnificent King Penguin flapping its wings.

 



King and Magellanic Penguins head for the ocean




Striated Caracara - portrait of the rarest raptor in the world

 
 

Crested Caracara




Variable or Red-backed Hawk




Southern Giant Petrel - running take-off




White-tufted Grebe wing stretching




A Gentoo greets its returning mate




Gentoo Parent and chick




Gentoo Penguins on a windswept beach




Gentoo surfing










A Falkland Skua flying low over a Gentoo colony




A tiny Grass Wren




King Cormorant coming in to land




Magellanic Oystercatcher feeding on crab




Snipe



 A 'gang' of Rockhoppers cross a beach in high wind






A wet Rockhopper shaking wings after coming ashore

 

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