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Siskin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Siskins

It’s a year since I took up bird photography properly and I can tell that I’m getting better. Partly it’s the practice …

Hawfinch - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Hawfinch in the forest

There’s been an influx of Hawfinches into the UK this autumn and winter. After checking the Devon Birds website I’ve been out …

Red Squirrel - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Imp of the Forest

Red Squirrels, like me, are addicted to fresh walnuts. Unlike me they have the teeth to get into them. Red Squirrels come prepared with a sharp set of nutcrackers already provided.

Marsh Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Marsh Tits

Marsh Tits are quite difficult to photograph. They are fast and pay only fleeting visits to exposed perches. There are far fewer …

Kestrel - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Kestrel then and now

We are driving along a dusty road in Italy with telegraph poles alongside it. Every few hundred metres is a Kestrel, or, …

Little Egret - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Little Egrets

Little Egrets are one of the most beautiful birds I’ve photographed. I remember the shock of seeing my first one from the …

Yellow Legged Gull - The Hall fo Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Colour co-ordinated Gulls

The brown waters of the River Tiber in Rome never seem to be able to reflect the intense blue of the sky …

White Wagtail - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Living on crumbs

Along the River Tiber in Rome there are many bridges. Under some of them, on the east side of the old city, …

Cormorant on the Tiber - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Cormorants on the Tiber

Walking along the Tiber in Rome there are two waterfront boulevards. On one side it is beautiful, clean, well-lit, marked with a …

Heron on lungotevere - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Heron on the Tiber

A Heron on a bridge over the River Tiber stands as still as an Ancient Roman statue.

Razorbill - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Razorbills

Looking back at my photographs from 2017 I come across some which I haven’t posted. They are Razorbills. They nest along the …

Bridled Guillemot - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Bridled Guillemot

Looking back at my photographs from Westray in 2017 I’m struck by this beautiful Bridled Guillemot. It’s a Guillemot, Uria aalge, but …

Chewing Sheep - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Cud

The sheep on Westray are hardy beasts. Here’s one with a white face doing what a sheep does best; chew:

Driftwood - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Driftwood

There are precious few trees on Westray. Wood for buildings was a scarce material and driftwood was always salvaged by Islanders and …