At this time of the year the gulls who have been dive-bombing us in our gardens, whilst protecting their chicks, move down to the shore. They’re not us aggressive now and you can get closer to take photographs. An adult Herring Gull can weigh over a kilogram, have a wing span of almost five feet... Continue Reading →
I'm taking a bit of a break from photography over the next week, mainly due to relations visiting. But I still have to fit in at some time a photograph for the weekly photo challenge. So it’s down to a quickie in the back garden using Live View and Focus Peaking. I can’t call this... Continue Reading →
It's 19:00 hours (7:00 pm) here in the UK and I've managed to get my photograph taken today easily enough. But did you guys in WordPress think about international time-zones. I received my email at 17:01 (5:01 pm)which meant that for someone in Moscow it would be 20:01 (8:01 pm), one minute past midnight in... Continue Reading →
I'm a bit late this week for my entry for 52/2012, mainly because the weather hasn't been great. Yesterday I managed to get out along the coast, weather was fantastic, lovely sunny day, reasonable temperature for winter. Anyway I managed to capture this bird sitting on the rocks. I think it's a young Golden Plover.
Right, let’s get the scientific part out-of-the-way now…… Gulls (often informally called seagulls) are birds in the family Laridae. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Until recently, most gulls were placed in the genus Larus, but this arrangement... Continue Reading →