Tuesday, 23 June 2009
In need of some shots, finally made the effort to go to the Farne Islands in Northumberland on Sunday morning, for two days with John Wright and Kev Du Rose. Nothing really prepares you for the sights, sounds and smells of the Farnes nor the endless photo opportunities. It's fair to say we mainly targeted Puffins for photos, though a few pot shots of other species were taken when the opportunity presented itself. A very small selection of the thousands of photos taken can be found below.
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Last night, having come home from work and had a bite to eat, I casually checked the pager to see a Terek Sand had been found at Gib (presumably the Cleveland bird?) during the afternoon. I nearly didn't bother going as I was rather tired but then after speaking to Jones, I decided I would probably be just as tired the next evening so decided to just go (unfortunately Josh was working). Thankfully it was still present when I arrived at 19.45 and gradually got closer to the hide. Even better there was no elbowing crowd at this lifer, with just a two of us present- if only it was always like that.