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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Arabian Sea Pelagic 13.08.10

Once again went out to sea with Abdullah.  Highlight of the trip was a lovely Masked Booby,  not too many of these recorded in the UAE,  11th record I believe.

 Masked Booby
(Sula dactylatra)

This time took a few fish with us to see if we could attract the birds to us rather than scouring the seas for activity.  Seemed to work well with Sooty Gull, Bridled and Common Tern and an Arctic Skua appearing from nowhere !  Lesson learned was that we need more fish - so next trip out will see us stocked up with adequate quantities :-))  Some pics attached,  please also visit my Pbase account for many more images.

Common Tern
(Sterna hirundo)
Bridled Tern
(Sterna anaethetus )

Arctic Skua
(Stercorarius parasiticus)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

UK Tour 2010

Been a while since I updated my Blog !
Main reason being that I have been back home in the UK - travelling for 3 weeks.  Chance to test my new Canon 300mm 2.8 Prime.  What a fabulous lens it is.

Anyway I will update the blog with images from various locations over the next few days.  First selection come from Gigrin Farm in Wales , where Red kite are fed each day.  This activity now brings in excess of 100 kite each afternoon and is fantastic to watch and experience !

As always more images can be seen at my Pbase account.

Red Kite (Milvus milvus )
 
Red Kite (Milvus milvus )
 
Red Kite (Milvus milvus )