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Locked On [Atlantic Puffin]

An Atlantic Puffin locks its eyes on me as it makes a (very) high speed pass on the Island of Skokholm. It was great to be back on the island and certainly this year I was much more prepared by the speed of these fantastic seabirds.

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Pelican Close-up

Tried to go to Bolivar Flats again last Sunday after a very successful trip on Sat.  Should have known better as it’s difficult to get two good days in a row at one location.  78 more words

Birds

Reddish Egret in Golden Light

Made another trip to Bolivar Flats on Saturday.  The wind was supposed to be fairly calm on Sat. and got confirmation of that when heading into the Texas City area and could see the steam coming off the of refineries going straight up.  185 more words

Birds

Oystercatcher Feeding on ???

Here is another Oystercatcher shot from the Texas City dike.  He was feeding on a carcass of some kind but not sure what it was.  Got some nice wave action in the background. 25 more words

Birds

By the light of the gibbering moon

A very quick post of some moon shots. It was supposed to be red but it didn’t look very red to me. I tweaked the temperature slightly to help it but broadly speaking it was a bit of a disappointment. 23 more words

Photography

October 3rd, 2014 -- Avian Friday: Training Days

Here is another shot of one of the Bald Eagles taken at Seabeck during the beginning of summer. Most of the birds that congregates there are adults, but there usually seems to be one or two juveniles among the pack. 144 more words

Nature Photography

Nighthawk Snoozing

Found two Common Nighthawks lying in the gravel at the Texas City Dike.  They were hard to spot and were well camouflaged at a distance.  This one was snoozing but luckily opened his eyes long enough to get a catch light in his eye from the sun. 25 more words

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