Joe Pender Wildlife Photography

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Photo of the Week / Great Shearwater

I have just won Bird guides photo of the week for this photo of one of the Great Shearwaters we saw last monday.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Cory's Shearwater

On Last nights pelagic trip we found 4 Cory Shearwaters feeding about 3 miles south east of St Mary's.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Great Shearwaters

On Last nights pelagic we saw 4x Great Shearwaters 3x Cory Shearwaters 30+ Bottlenose Dolphins
7x Sun Fish and 2x Blue Sharks.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Common Dolphins

Some under water footage of some common Dolphins from monday night.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Cory Shearwaters

On Monday's Pelagic we saw the first of this years Cory Shearwaters five in total we also saw one Bonxie plus fifty common Dolphins 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Wilson's Petrel

We saw three Wilson's petrels on last nights pelagic trip the first for the year.
Wilson's storm petrel is slightly larger than the European storm petrel and is essentially dark brown in all plumages, except for the white rump and flanks. The feet jut beyond the square ended tail in flight. The European storm petrel has a very distinct whitish lining to the underwing and a nearly all dark upperwing. Wilson's storm petrel has a diffuse pale band along the upper wing coverts and lacks the distinctive white underwing lining.The webbing between the toes is yellow .

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Purple Sandpiper

This Purple Sandpiper was on the Eastern Isles yesterday morning
which is fairly unusual for this time of year normally a spring and autumn  migrant .

Friday, 4 July 2014

Tuesdays Pelagic

Sooty Shearwater   
                                                                      Manx Shearwater
European Storm Petrel
On Tuesday we saw are second Sooty Shearwater of the year also several Manx Shearwaters and more Storm Petrels than we have seen on previous trips this year.

Sunday, 29 June 2014


one of the Great Skuas we have had around the boat on are fishing trips.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Adult Summer Mediterranean Gull

I found this Adult Med gull this afternoon on Stony Island near samson.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Risso Dolphins

These Risso Dolphins were in St Mary's Roads yesterday afternoon
 Risso's dolphin has a relatively large body and dorsal fin and a  bulbous head
Infants are dorsally grey to brown  and ventrally cream-colored, with a white anchor-shaped area between the pectorals and around the mouth. In older calves, the nonwhite areas darken to nearly black, and then lighten (except for the always dark dorsal fin). Linear scars mostly from social interaction eventually cover the bulk of the body. Older individuals appear mostly white.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Blue Sharks

On Last night fishing trip we tagged and released 4 Blue Sharks I managed to get these images of the sharks  using a Gopro camera on a pole. 

Monday, 9 June 2014


There are plenty of Puffins around at the moment as well as the odd Whimbrel .

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

1st Summer Rose-Coloured Starling

I came in from work today to find this stunning Rose-Coloured Starling in the garden.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Blue Shark

A few photos of last nights Blue Shark just before it was tagged and released .

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Puffins & Great Northern Divers

There were over 30 puffins at Annet this morning at up to 6 Great Northern Diver around Samson.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Monday nights Fishing / Birdwatching trip.

European Storm Petrel

Last Nights Sunset

Fulmar Petrel

Harbour Porpoise
On last nights trip we saw 20x Storm Petrels 1x Bonxie 10x Harbour Porpoise 70x Manx Shearwater.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Purple Sandpiper Western Rocks

Purple Sandpiper

Bridled Guillemot's
Bridled Guillemot

Razor Bill
I went to the Bishop Rock this morning and on the way saw several Puffins 5 Purple Sandpipers and several Razor Bills and Guillemots including 2 Bridled Guillemots on Goregan.