Monday, 23 August 2010



This Saturday just gone I decided to have a morning check of my local patch the Ythan Estuary. There were quite a few passage waders about, including 80 Golden Plovers, 3 Ruffs, 16 Knot and a single Curlew Sandpiper (unfortunately too far away to photograph). Along with this, at least 3 Ospreys were fishing on the Estuary, with two of the birds coming close, both performing their usual, flamboyant aerial shows. This meant that I managed to practise photographing the species once again, and the results are definitely an improvement from last time, even though in a couple the bird is very high in the photo. See below (images are cropped, as they were of this species last time):

The second bird fancied harrassing the waders on the Estuary...

Unfortunately the Ospreys will be leaving in the next month or so, so I don't have that much more time to photograph them before they leave... However they will of course return, that's the beauty of having them breeding 10 miles from your hometown!

That is that for now, tune in next time for more! Feedback is welcome!


  1. hey m8, good to see you are getting on well with your new camera. You already have some very good photos on here. Also I like the design of you new blog and your posts are very good mate! keep up the good work :)

  2. Thank you very much mate for your kind words, they are much appreciated. I am very happy with my photos so far and I hope to continue to get better :). I will do my best to make this blog as entertaining as possible.

    Thank you,