A few from yesterdays much beter weather at Bempton. Cold as hell but at the least the sun put in an apperance.
Who's a "happy bunny" then ???? lol
beautiful photos, at last you have got your Gannets,
did you see any Puffins,?
we have got a sunny start to the day here, i hope you have the same so you can get back to the cliffs for another good day.
Brilliant photos Andrew great to see you had a good day..my favourite is No2 looks like he's saying "easy innit this soaring game"
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Those are just beautiful Andrew - aaw number four is so cute!!!
Love the last one with the grass in its beak too! And the soaring ones - well all of them actually. Glad you had s successful day this time even if it was freezing! Lovely blue sky in the first ones.
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All great pictures , aren't Gannets brill.
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Fabulous set of shots Andrew! Love the 3rd one (I like the speckled look of the immature ones!) and also the last one with the grass! Superb!
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You are not allowed to complain - it's an an English summer, where you need towels, swimming cossies, thermal under garments, welly boots and sub-aqua gear and possibly polar explorer gear, sun screen is optional and a canoe might be useful. Boat building skills also come in handy. Brilliant photos, the Razorbills look so velvety.
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Brilliant photos, Andrew. Bet you don't get too many of those in Oman.
I liked the third one especially where he's eyeballing you and the pair necking. Like Marjus, I noticed the one with brown plumage on the upper wings. Presumably, one of last year's birds. I wonder how old they are before breeding.
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Thanks everybody. Another nice day again today and a few more memory cards filled. Doesnt digital make you go shutter button mad:-)
TJ youre right we dont get any of these in Oman and Gannets are such lovely birds
Beautiful set of photos. I like the mottled gannet, but my favourite is the next to last on the cliff face. Please excuse my ignorance, but is it a razorbill?
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Yes it is a razorbill. I found it so hard to catch them in a light that allowed the eye to show without also blowng out the highlights of the white parts.
Thanks Andrew. If you find it hard to highlight a dark eye on a black face, what hope is there for me!
Wow Andrew simply stunning - I love the shot of the pair of gannets- the shadow going across the eyes and their facial expression is lovely. Thanks for sharing , haven't seen either of these birds yet.
I'm also a gannet fan - and razorbills. Oh and puffins especially. I guess it's because they're such intriguing birds that we landlubbers don't get to see except at places such as Bempton.
I know what you mean about the lighting on the razorbill's face being difficult. Why couldn't they have yellow eyes?!! :-)
Lovely pics as always, Andrew - and I hope you find that lost SD card.
Smashing photos Andrew, a pleasure to see them.
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