146/365 Fulmar


… and the last post for today… you guessed it… another Fulmar! 🙂

Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis, Bempton Cliffs RSPB, East Yorkshire, June, 2012.
Canon 1D MkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

 

145/365 Fulmar


Another image of a Fulmar showing the  straight ‘stiff’ wings that are so characteristic of this species.

Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis, Bempton Cliffs RSPB, East Yorkshire, June, 2012.
Canon 1D MkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

144/365 Fulmar


Another image of a Fulmar which is riding the up currents that are hitting the cliff from the sea below.  You can clearly see the tubenose structure in profile in this image.

Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis, Bempton Cliffs RSPB, East Yorkshire, June, 2012.
Canon 1D MkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

083/365 Flying Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis


Yesterdays image, number 083 is of a flying Fulmar.  The last fews pictures have been from the English county of Norfolk, so I tend to continue this theme with the next images. Fulmars are fantastic birds to watch especially over the sea, as they flide on their ‘stiff’ wings.

Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis, Norfolk, December, 2007.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

 

054/365 Osprey Pandion haliaetus


Egypt is a key migration route for birds travelling back and forth from Africa to Europe each year. We travelled to the Red Sea in April to observe the start of the spring migration with birds returning back to their breeding grounds.
Todays image, 054, is an Osprey perched on a flag out to sea. Although not a very attractive perch and taken in very harsh light, it was great to wade out and get really close to such a magnificent creature. I was photographing it for about 10mins altogether, watching it preen and make sure its feathers were in top condition for the flight north. Not wanting to waste its energy, I left it alone to continue preening. A wonderful experience.

Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, Red Sea, Egypt, April, 2009.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.