Joe Pender Wildlife Photography

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Long-tailed Duck

This Long-tailed Duck was off the Quay at New Grimsbey this Morning.
Long-tailed duck's breeding habitat is in tundra pools and marshes, but also along sea coasts and in large mountain lakes in the North Atlantic region, Alaska, northern Canada, northern Europe and Russia. They are migratory and winter along the eastern and western coasts of North America, on the Great Lakes, coastal northern Europe and Asia, with stragglers to the Black Sea. The most important wintering area is the Baltic Sea.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Subalpine Warbler ((Sylvia cantillans)

The subalpine warbler (Sylvia cantillans) is a small typical warbler which breeds in the southernmost areas of Europe and northwest Africa. This small passerine bird is migratory, and winters along the southern edge of the Sahara. It occurs as a vagrant well away from the breeding range, in both spring and autumn as far north as Great Britain.

A section of Photos from the last week.

Black Tailed Godwitts
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Tree Sparrow
Nut Hatch
Field Fare
I have just come back from a week in the North West were it was fairly quiet, there were large numbers of Black- tailed Godwitts on Marsh-side plus some Pintail's , I did see 2 Hen Harriers at Parkgate 1x Male 1x Female although distant but the numbers of Field fares was increasing into the thousands by the time I left as a sign of colder weather was on the way.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Pelagic to the seven stones 10.10.14.

Adult Pomarine Skua

Grey Phalarope

Balearic Shearwater

On Yesterdays Pelagic to the seven stones reef we saw 1x Adult Pom 1x Adult Arctic Skua 7x Great Skuas 5x Grey Phalaropes 9x Balearic Shearwaters 2x Manx Shearwaters 6x Storm Petrels 3x Common Dolphins

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Blue Shark

This is a video grab of one of this years Blue Sharks

Thursday, 25 September 2014

A selection of pics from the last couple of day's


Monday, 22 September 2014

Sundays Seabird Trip

Black-Necked Grebe

Black-Necked Grebe

Grey Heron Plus Little Egret

Adult + Juv Med Gulls

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Booted Warbler

 This Booted Warbler which was found yesterday was still present this afternoon on Peninnis also there were 10+ spotted flycatchers on the garrison. And this black necked grebe was in the harbour this morning .

Sunday, 14 September 2014

1st Winter Little Tern

We found this 1st Winter Little Tern on todays Seabird Special in around the islands.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Thursdays Pelagic

On last nights pelagic we saw c48 Cory Shearwaters c24 Great Shearwaters 1x Sooty Shearwater 2x Bonxie plus 2x Blue Sharks and 15 Common Dolphins we also saw this Little Tern in the Harbour before we departed.