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Seabird Get Together - Northumberland, UK - Spring 2014

Photography Seabirds Puffins Terns Razorbills Guillemots

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#121 BigBaldIan

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 05:13 PM

A motley bunch of ne'er do wells....  :P

 

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 08:11 PM

The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog Hauxley, nope not an albino but a blue-eyed white. I can only surmise that someone disposed of an unneutered pet (normally a death sentence) but somehow it thrived and produced kits.

 

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#123 kittykat23uk

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 08:39 PM

Guillemots...

 

14098772318_8817eee503_c.jpgP5247639conv85 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

Thaasands of them!

 

14285433465_b62ae2caa6_c.jpgP5247759 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

Grey Seal

 

14262305736_3604a63f93_c.jpgP5247726 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

Razorbill

 

14098897297_21b1fc34c8_c.jpgP5247939 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

Eider

 

14282130341_1bd8d32e67_c.jpgP5248024 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

A face only a mother could love

 

14305647543_b42c1b680f_c.jpgP5248309 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

Kittiwake Courtship

 

14098814239_1340984094_c.jpgP5248407 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

14285489065_053db2e7e9_c.jpgP5248432 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

Gossip girls

 

14282169071_4b8e67cf59_c.jpgP5248512 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

Angry birds

 

14098891038_5f52d89f37_c.jpgP5248704conv adj by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

14305720493_baeb4bcbc0_c.jpgP5248757 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

Fish supper

 

14283532982_ffd1dab335_c.jpgP5248833 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

bunny

 

14285579875_804326b1b3_c.jpgP5259053 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

All these nuts belong to me!

 

14283566492_1d879ef3b0_c.jpgP5259064 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

Oops! Spotted!

 

14262468376_91279954c9_c.jpgP5259113 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:10 AM

Romantic meal for two!

 

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:10 AM

Lovely photos @kittykat23uk so pleased you got to see red squirrels too.


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 03:15 PM

Just got back yesterday. It was great meeting up with everyone and I had a good time despite the weather on the Saturday. The rest of the week was very pleasant, apart from Wednesday when it rained all day. I did manage to get back to Inner Farne on Monday in the wonderful sunshine, but didn't take many photos as I had all three boys with me. Niyam was more scared during his one hour on Inner Farne than during his 4 weeks in Tanzania - because of the pecking Arctic terns!

 

Lots of great photos already here - before I add any, I will finish my previous trip report as a priority  :)


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 05:04 PM

Lovely to see you again! @africapurohit? Thanks for the kind words @Soukous! The red squirrels performed so well for us on Sunday! :)
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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:29 PM

@africapurohit Good to see you back here on ST :)


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Posted 22 May 2015 - 01:55 PM

For anyone heading to the Farne Islands in Northumberland soon I thought I'd let you know that things are starting to get busy now.

 

The best time to go will probably be in around 4 - 5 weeks when there should be hatchlings around and a Terns still on eggs.  I was here a couple of weeks ago and thee Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes and Shags were starting to lay eggs, although some nest building of epic proportions was still going on.

 

The Arctic Terns had still to arrive, but the other birds were all there in force. 

 

Here's a few shots from the trip.

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 02:51 PM

Thanks for the update @Safari Cal

 

you appear to have some colour balance issues. Your second and third photos look very blue.


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Posted 22 May 2015 - 03:49 PM

@Soukous

 

They're straight out of the camera with 'as shot' setting.  The others have been w/b adjusted as I posted them online already.


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