Daily Archives: June 1, 2014

Three good Terns deserve….

…. yet another?

Having spent the afternoon at Cemlyn yesterday, watching Sandwich, Arctic and Common Terns I had to go for another species today.

As we were heading over in the direction of Prestatyn it would have beenĀ a shame to miss out on a trip to see the Little Tern colony at Gronant – so I didn’t. The snag was that I was rushed. Only 10 minutes to spend on the beach so it was wave the camera around like a lunatic time again. The light was very poor (about to rain), the heat haze was horrific and Little Terns are faster and more agile than their larger relatives so there was no chance for award-winning photography but I managed to rattle off a few record shots before I had to leave.

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Talacre Lighthouse – melting!IMG_7082

Mellow Yellowhammers

After not seeing Yellowhammers in the hills above Llanbedr-y-Cennin for a couple of years it was great to hear them singing all around the area by the pylons this morning. It was also pretty cool to have great views of a soaring Red Kite and a fly-by Cuckoo too!

Unprepared for the photographic moment I managed this shot hand-held with the 300mm + 1.4X.