Miss Scarlet

This is a Scarlet Ibis, one of my favourite birds to photograph… I mean, just look at that colour! The fossil record shows that the Ibis as a species existed at least 60 million years ...

Up On The Roof

It may have been dull, it may have been raining – but I’m still pleased with how this image turned out. This image taught me to keep shooting, even if the conditions aren’t perfect (or ...

Glass Eyes

Just look at this ostriches eyes! They are the largest eyes of any animal on land. Ostriches really are quite exceptional birds.

The Secretary’s Nose

This is the beak (or is it bill?) of a Secretary bird. This tall, long-legged bird usually lives in sub-Saharan Africa. Secretary birds are unusual in the fact that they hunt from the ground, rather ...

Robin

Another day, another bird photograph (though this will be the last one for a little while)… today we have a bright robin to enjoy. What did this image teach me? Robins are, scientifically speaking, part ...

Mrs Duck

This is yet another archive image (this pandemic has really caused me to take a lot fewer photographs than I usually would – so having a fairly large archive of potential images has been a ...

The Grey Gull

This month’s photos started with a bird on a post, and they’re going to end with a different bird on post… What did this image teach me? Shooting a grey bird against a very grey ...