Stephen Burch's Birding & Dragonfly Website

Home | Trip Reports| Gallery | UK index | Oxon pics | UK pics | Dragonflies | Other Nature | Links


UK Bird Pics Autumn 2010

Red flanked Bluetail Red flanked Bluetail, Sandy Point, Hampshire

23 October 2010

Quite a wait for this beauty, but well worth it! After about 3hrs, it briefly came close enough for this shot, which is reasonably sharp considering it was taken at 1/80sec.

Click pic to enlarge

Red flanked Bluetail, Sandy Point, Hampshire

23 October 2010

An earlier more distant shot - taken after about 2hrs.

Black-tailed Godwit, Titchfield Haven, Hampshire

20 October 2010

From the raised viewpoint of the Meon Shore hide. Less mud on it than most! Tactic for these birds is to just wait for one to come close enough. Eventually they usually do.

Green Heron, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

9 October 2010

To our dismay, this bird hadn't shown since first light when we arrived at opening time (10 am). However after about an hour it was relocated from the 'Jungle' boardwalk, which quickly got very crowded and cramped. This shot was taken before the worst of the crush developed! Poor light was also a big issue and this photo needed 1/50sec at ISO 800 (f5.6).

Click pic to enlarge -it does look better at higher res!

This photo is the BirdGuides POTW for 14 Oct 2010!

Green Heron, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

9 October 2010

See above

Green Heron, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

9 October 2010

See above

Snow Bunting Snow Bunting, Newlyn, Cornwall

7 October 2010

Another splendidly obliging bird along the side of a cycle track by the sea wall! After some time waiting, this bird suddenly hopped up onto the sea wall, giving this opportunity for a sky background - so much more striking than pebbles!

Click pic to enlarge

Snow Bunting Snow Bunting, Newlyn, Cornwall

7 October 2010

This actually looks like a different bird - the bill is damaged! But I had no idea at the time there was more than one present.

Click pic to enlarge

Snow Bunting Snow Bunting, Newlyn, Cornwall

7 October 2010

A closer view of the original bird.

Click pic to enlarge

Little Stint Little Stint, Marazion beach, Cornwall

5 October 2010

One of a delightfully confiding couple of juveniles on the beach. Makes a welcome change in backdrop to the Farmoor causeway!

Click pic to enlarge

Little Stints, Marazion beach, Cornwall

5 October 2010

Both together.

Pale Bellied Brent Goose, Marazion beach, Cornwall

5 October 2010

Three of the five showing off their pale bellies well.

Pale Bellied Brent Goose, Marazion beach, Cornwall

5 October 2010

Close to the beach at full tide. Most of the Brent Geese I see are Dark Bellied, which made this group of five interesting.

Wheatear Wheatear, Marazion beach, Cornwall

3 October 2010

On the fence posts next to the Little Stint.

Click pic to enlarge

Water Rail Water Rail, Titchfield Haven, Hampshire

25 September 2010

Ran across in front of the Meon Shore hide, to the delight of several long lens owners...

Click pic to enlarge

This is a Birdguides 'Notable Photo'!

Isabelline Shrike, Gosport, Hampshire

11 September 2010

A distant record shot of this uncooperative rarity! It refused to perch on top of bushes out in the open like "proper" shrikes, instead preferring to skulk around in the undergrowth. This was by far the best view obtained, in the early evening sunlight.

Quite a collection of assembled long lenses, many with frustrated owners!


All pictures copyright Stephen Burch

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites