It’s the second week into the Summer holidays and I’m bored already. So here’s a list of possible projects I’d like to focus on soon, depending on location/availability of chosen subjects.
- Barn Owls
- Swallows and Swifts
- British Mammals
- British Reptiles
- Autumn Deer Rutting
Here’s some photos I’ve already caught of Swallows, but I expect they’ll be leaving Britain soon.
In May this year I visited Bempton Cliffs to photograph the numerous sea birds that had arrived on their annual migration. There are more than 200,000 birds (from April to August) present on the cliffs, including Razorbills, Guillemots, Gannets, Puffins, Fulmars, Kittiwakes and Shags, as well as some star guest species this year which have included an Alpine Swift, a Great Skua and Peregrine Falcons.
If you’re lucky enough, Brown Hares and Deer are frequently seen on the reserve early in the morning, as well as Barn Owls and Short-eared Owls (in wintering months). Common Summer visitors include Whitethroat, Grey Partridges, Sedge Warblers, Quail, Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrows, Yellow Wagtail, Rock Pipit, and Reed Buntings. A range of common butterflies are also seen on warmer days.
I am also visiting this reserve tomorrow in hopes of finding Puffins and the Peregrine Falcons. Watch this space for photo updates!
Photos I took in May: