Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What A Little Gem





This little gem of a bird dropped in to my local reserve at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, just a little bit different to look at to the normal gannets, puffins etc. I believe it was a first for Bempton and what a fantastic bird it proved to be. Showing very well the only downside was the weather which consisted of mist, thick cloud and very bad light conditions. All images above where taken on 1600 ISO @1/60 second.

4 comments:

Stuart Gillies said...

Really nice shots - would have been happy just to have seen it!

Steve Race said...

Cheers Stuart, it was a little beauty.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Nice pictures Steve.
I did not get there until the Sunday, I saw the bird fly twice but that's all. All I saw was the undesude of the wings so I don't know if that counts!
Big crowd on the Sunday.

Steve Race said...

I was there on the Sunday as well Mike, but kept a low profile as there was far too many birders/photographers chasing the bird. I would say just seeing the bird is pretty amazing so your view counts.