Zenfolio | Wildlife & Landscape Photography by Andrew Mozley | July 2011 - best of rest

3 days in Northumberland - the best of the rest (birds)

I had the opportunity to photograph one or two other species of birds whilst I was in Northumberland. One such bird was the Oystercatcher. I really like these birds but have very few photographs of them , and those I have are of flocks of birds rather than individual portaits. I was really surprised to see an Oystercatcher walking around Staple Island followed by its chick. I didn't get chance to photograph the chick but did manage a couple of shots of the adult.

Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher

 

The next shots are of a Cormorant that I found near Seahouses harbour when I was following the Eider Ducks.

 

Cormorant

 

Cormorant

Next is a set of images of Black Headed Gulls in flight, taken on Inner Farne whilst I was photographing Sandwich Terns. The first is a juvenile - I love the mottled patterns on this bird. The next two are adult birds.

 

Black Headed Gull in Flight (Juvenile)

Black Headed Gull in Flight

 

Black Headed Gull in Flight

And the last is a fairly standard close up portrait of a juvenile Herring Gull that was sitting on the harbour wall in Seahouses.

Herring Gull

For more gull images please click here

 

I hope you have enjoyed my bird photos from Northumberland. The Farne Islands are a truly magical place and I would recommend a visit (or two, or three......) to anyone!

 

Still to come - Common Blue Butterflies and Burnet moths from the same trip.