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offshorebirder

Bets of luck @Dave Williams!  

 

Nice capture of the flying fish - I know how they can drive you crazy trying to get a decent photo.

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Dave Williams

Unfortunately no Dolphins or other cetaceans seen during this latest pelagic trip in Liverpool Bay but a lot of fun was had trying to capture diving Gannets.

This is one complete sequence, the shots have been cropped and I didn't capture the point of impact but it gives an idea of the speed and manoeuvring the bird makes to hit it's target fish.

35191278444_6b25217ac1_b.jpgGannet diving by Dave Williams, on Flickr

35220582843_b228c5cc4e_b.jpgGannet diving by Dave Williams, on Flickr

35859796642_3a9256e3cf_b.jpgGannet diving by Dave Williams, on Flickr

35989189816_1ab46d31f9_b.jpgGannet diving by Dave Williams, on Flickr

35191278724_59cbd0794d_b.jpgGannet diving by Dave Williams, on Flickr

35859797002_b1ccef5aa8_b.jpgGannet diving by Dave Williams, on Flickr

35989189906_3d499097ea_b.jpgGannet diving by Dave Williams, on Flickr

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Shy by name, not by nature. A Shy Albatross cruises past the boat. Captured last Sunday. 30 nautical miles off Pt Fairy, Victoria, Australia.

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offshorebirder

@Geoff - I am writhing with jealousy!   What a great bird to see.

 

Amazing capture that shows the diverse color and pattern of the bill.

 

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@offshorebirder Nathan, Shy Albatross are common where I live. I can see them from shore on most days. A few more pics...

 

Another Shy Albatross (captured a few years ago).

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Bullers albatross, my favourite albatross species.

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Royal albatross 

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The editor started playing up so to continue my previous post...

 

Wandering albatross

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Black-browed albatross

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Campbells albatross (I think they're a subspecies of black-browed with the lovely honey coloured eyes)

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and to finish off an albatross hybrid that had the twitchers discussing what species could produce that offspring.

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Dave Williams

@Geoff Great selection of Albatrosses, one day I might be lucky enough to see just one! In the meantime I'm sat up in bed with a cup of coffee and my laptop instead of being 2 hours into a pelagic which was cancelled due to the sea conditions :(. It's a grey windy day here in North Wales today.

 

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56 minutes ago, Dave Williams said:

In the meantime I'm sat up in bed with a cup of coffee and my laptop instead of being 2 hours into a pelagic which was cancelled due to the sea conditions :(

 

I know that situation all too well. I've had more pelagic trips cancelled than have left the harbour. 

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offshorebirder

Wow @Geoff - thanks for the Albatross smorgasbord!

 

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Great-winged Petrel. Apparently they're now split into Great-winged & Grey-faced Petrels but I can't tell the difference.

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