28/01/09

English (UK)   Terns and herons  -  Categories: Bird Images (posts)  -  @ 12:27:27 pm

Last Thursday was very sunny and good for pictures. Here are a few herons and terns taken that day.


Western reef heron


Beating a retreat


Dark and a light morph of western reef herons


Gull-billed tern


Gull-billed tern shaking off excess water

25/01/09

English (UK)   Pallid swifts  -  Categories: Bird Images (posts)  -  @ 07:32:41 pm

As there have been a lot of pallid swifts around lately, I thought I'd try my hand at photographing them. These are the better shots.







17/01/09

English (UK)   A rare bird and others  -  Categories: Bird Images (posts)  -  @ 09:11:31 am

Yesterday I got my first sighting of a white-tailed lapwing. Picture below.


White-tailed lapwing


Common snipe


Pallid swift


Meadow pipit

10/01/09

English (UK)   First of the new year  -  Categories: Bird Images (posts)  -  @ 09:07:41 am

At last I managed to get out again yesterday. The following are some of the birds around.


Young male namaqua dove


Female namaqua dove


Isabelline shrike


Graceful prinia


Female mallard


Female bluethroat

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