23 May 2012

Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested Grebe by Paul Miguel
Great Crested Grebe, a photo by Paul Miguel on Flickr.

I spent a couple of wonderful hours photographing the ducks and grebes on a local pond. Amazingly, I have driven past this location for years and not even known it was there. It is literally on my doorstep - and one of the best places I've ever seen for getting close to Great Crested Grebes. Being able to get right down to the same level as the water really makes for some lovely reflections and better compositions all round.

20 May 2012

Jackdaw against Malham Cove backdrop

Jackdaw hovering by Paul Miguel
Jackdaw hovering, a photo by Paul Miguel on Flickr.

This was photographed today on my Yorkshire Birds Photography Workshop at Malham. The Jackdaws are very tame, so with a little food they were persuaded to a photogenic spot, providing good opportunities as they flew in.

17 May 2012

Burnsall in evening light

Burnsall by Paul Miguel
Burnsall, a photo by Paul Miguel on Flickr.

A series of images of Burnsall shot in evening light from above the village.

07 May 2012

How many swallows.?!

Sardine Swallows! by Paul Miguel
Sardine Swallows!, a photo by Paul Miguel on Flickr.

At around 6.30am I witnessed a true spectacle. There was barely a space between these swallows... so packed in.

Wren Singing

Wren Singing by Paul Miguel
Wren Singing, a photo by Paul Miguel on Flickr.

A wonderful opportunity at Fairburn Ings. This wren returned to the same song post three times, allowing me to frame up and shoot.

Wild long eared Owl chick

Wild long eared Owl chick by Paul Miguel
Wild long eared Owl chick, a photo by Paul Miguel on Flickr.

I came across a pair of long eared owl chicks in a hedgerow. As I walked around this little chap, his body stayed still whilst his head followed my every move!