Tag Archives: birds

Farne Islands Shags

I visited the Farne Islands this week to photograph the amazing seabird spectacle. This is the time of year when most species have chicks to feed, so the place is full of activity as adults provision their hungry offspring with fish they have caught out at sea – or stolen from other seabirds. It’s possible […]

A Model Migrant

Millions of birds are now embarking on journeys to distant wintering grounds. Wheatears, distant relatives of the robin to which they are similar in size, undertake extraordinary migrations of several thousands of kilometres. Most extreme are those travelling from Alaska, west across Asia, reaching East Africa after a voyage of 10,000 kilometres. Or the Greenland […]