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offshorebirder
On 5/21/2022 at 11:29 AM, Towlersonsafari said:

and my first ever albatross at Bempton

 

I am very jealous of your Black-browed Albatross sighting @Towlersonsafari - I have yet to see one.

 

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Towlersonsafari

apparently @offshorebirder it is the only one in the Northern hemisphere at present and only the 30th record for the UK. It was blown off course in 2014 and divides it time between Bempton and the Danish coast!

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pomkiwi

Kittiwake at 80 degrees north. While on the boat around Svalbard the northern fulmars and kittiwakes were constant companions. This kittiwake flew past as we approached the pack ice

 

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Nikon D500, 500pf, 1/1250sec, f/7.1, ISO 280

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PeterHG

 Beautiful shots of the harrier!

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Soukous

close encounter

 

Northern Gannets

Northern Gannets

 

Northern Gannet

 

I don't this really counts as 'in flight' as the bird is in freefall, but from start to finish the sequence lasted one second

Gannet diving

 

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Soukous

There was one over-rising reason why I went to Mull. To photograph White-tailed Eagles (Sea Eagles)

 

despite an atrocious week of weather, Mull Charters managed to get out and provide the experience I'd hoped for.

 

White-tailed Eagle

 

White-tailed Eagle

 

White-tailed Eagle

 

White-tailed Eagle

 

White-tailed Eagle

 

and loads more

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Soukous

Black Guillemot.

Unusually, I saw more of these that the normal Guillemot

 

Black Guillemot

 

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Soukous

Common Tern

 

Common Tern

 

Common Tern

 

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Soukous

Oystercatcher

 

Oystercatcher

 

Oystercatcher

 

 

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Botswanadreams

Beautiful birds in flight. Thanks for showing @Soukous

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Peter Connan

Magnific3nt stuff Martin!

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Soukous
18 hours ago, Peter Connan said:

Magnific3nt stuff Martin!

 

you're keeping a low profile these days Peter. I hope all is good with you & family

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offshorebirder

OK this may be a bit of a stretch:

 

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Flying Fish in the Gulf Stream off Hatteras, North Carolina.  

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Zim Girl

That is a stunning picture @offshorebirder

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Towlersonsafari

wow! @offshorebirderan actual flying fish flying- and what a fine photo but shouldn't you have started a new category- fish in flight?

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Soukous
15 hours ago, offshorebirder said:

OK this may be a bit of a stretch:

 

stretch away

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PeterHG

An amazing picture!

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offshorebirder

Thanks for the kind words @Zim Girl, @Treepol, @TonyQ, @Towlersonsafari, @Soukous and @PeterHG.   @Towlersonsafari - I fear if I started a new thread on fish in flight, it might be lacking in material.

 

Flying Fish are certainly difficult subjects to photograph well.   That is one of only 2 decent images out of 60+ that I shot during three days offshore last week.   Being on a moving boat, with engine vibrations, and waves bouncing against the hull, etc. conspire to make things difficult.  And one has little to no warning when the Flying Fish explode from the water, glide a short way, and then dive back in the water.

 

But they are gorgeous creatures that captivate the eye.

 

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Soukous

It's pretty quiet at my local reserves at the moment but occasionally there is a fly by

 

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

 

Marsh Harrier - female

quite a big crop as she didn't come close. The male was even further away and in poor light so I binned those shots

Marsh Harrier

 

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