Pompadour Cotinga

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Much of my birding (and bird photography) is done in my home county of Oxfordshire. After birding in this county for many years, I first acquired a digital camera in 2003 for digiscoping. In 2006, in search of higher quality results, I upgraded to a DSLR & 400mm lens, with some further upgrades more recently.

I also venture further afield from time to time, including both elsewhere in the UK and overseas. Holidays can provide good opportunities, and I often try to make the most of various business trips if at all promising in terms of locality and time of year.

In the summer months, when bird activity wanes, dragonfly and damselfly photography is also a strong interest.

Lake Kerkini, North East Greece trip report

For a report on a memorable trip to Lake Kerkini in North East Greece in April 2016 click here. Highlights included  Dalmatian Pelican, White Pelican, Pygmy Cormorant and Grey-headed Woodpecker.

  • White Pelican
  • White Pelican
  • White Pelican
  • Dalmatian Pelican
  • Spoonbill
  • Bee Eater

Top Thirty Gallery

Click here for my gallery of top thirty photographs.

Bird Photographs - Latest Additions

Oxon pics Red-necked Phalarope Farmoor NEW
Osprey Radley Lakes
Little Egret Letcombe Bassett
Shag Farmoor
UK pics Little Tern, Chesil Bank, Dorset 
Black-tailed Godwit, Lodmoor RSPB, Dorset 
Common Tern, Lodmoor RSPB, Dorset 

Recent trip Reports

An extremely bird-filled trip to Brazil in April 2004 prompted me to write a trip report, with some of my pics taken, including a reasonable one of an exotic Pompadour Cotinga. I've now added a few more! Links to a selection are given below:
Lettice Ramsey
My grandmother - obituaries and her photographs of the famous in Cambridge from the 1930's and later
White necked Jacobin
Orange Winged Parrot
Yellow eyed Penguin
Wandering Albatross
Houbara Bustard
Red Tailed Tropicbird Hawaii 2006 (DSLR)
Red throated Diver
Black necked Grebe
Black Grouse

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