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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Awesome Texel Birding II

I really enjoyed being in Texel. The birding was great. The company was great. And there were tons of opportunity to take lots of photos.

Black-headed Gull cruising by.

A Marsh Harrier, flying directly over a Hen Harrier nest.
Click on it to view it big.

A Crested Tern colony saw lots of action with birds coming in and out, little fish hanging from their bills. At that stage, none of the eggs in the colony seemed to have hatched. These tern photos were taken at 9:30pm! this is the first time I have ever managed to do anything like that. Probably also the first time I have ever seen it light at 9:30pm, let alone being able to take photos of flying birds!

A stunning Great Crested Grebe on her nest, showing off her gorgeous colours. Check out that eye!

All photos digiscoped with a Swarovski Optik STM80 HD, TLS800 digiscoping adapter, and Canon 7D

Happy birding,
Dale Forbes


Chris said...

wow amte, I guess you enjoyed it as you got to see very nice bird and got some nice pictures... I did enjoy birding in Agadir too but then Iceland looks like a desert now ;-)

Anu said...

the last one is just too awesome!!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome photos! Love the Grebe and the harrier! Very cool birds!

Penelope said...

These are all great but I especially love the grebe -- how wonderful to get a shot on the nest.

Amy said...

Looks like you had a great time on Texel. It's one of my favorite spots!

valerie @ Composition-Life said...

Just love the 1st, 3rd and 4th photo's

Something about a bird in flight. (I also am very partial to photos with green in them!)

Stu said...

Wow, digiscoped BIFs, great!

Fraser Simpson said...

Texel sounds great. You must have developed a great technique for digiscoping birds in flight - nice!

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