Joe Pender Wildlife Photography

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Drake long-tailed Duck

The Long-tailed ducks  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. The nest is located on the ground near water; it is built using vegetation and lined with down. 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, where a total of about 4.5 million gather.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Drake long-tailed Duck

This near Adult Drake long-tailed Duck has over wintered in New Grimsbey Harbour.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Drake Black Duck

The Drake Black Duck was off Tresco this morning with a group of Mallards .

Monday, 26 January 2015

2nd Winter Drake Long tailed Duck

This Long-tailed Duck has been around in New-Grimsby harbour since early November .

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Black & Slavonian Grebes

Black Necked Grebes
Black Necked Grebe

Black Necked Grebe

Slavonian Grebes

Slavonian Grebes

Slavonian Grebes
A trip around in the punt this afternoon produced 2x Slavonian Grebes 2x Black-necked Grebes 2x Common Scoters 1x Long-tailed Duck 10+ Great Northern Divers.

Monday, 19 January 2015

American Black Duck

Black Duck

Black Duck

Black-necked Grebe

Brent Geese

Brent Goose

Grey Plovers

Grey Plovers
Me and Higgo one of the local birders went out in the punt this afternoon for a few hours to see if we could catch up with  the Slavonian Grebes I found last week , on the way we saw the Brent Geese near Bar Point and there were several Great Northern Divers around the Islands but there was no sign of thew Slavonian Grebes , so we headed off towards Tresco were the Black-necked Grebes had been seen near Carn-near and were still there when we arrived , we carried on towards Samson and found a small group of  Grey Plovers, and before heading back home we  had a look through the Ducks on the Samson shore were there was a mixture of Teal Gadwall and Mallard as we approached the group of  Mallard I noticed there was a very Dark looking Bird that looked good for a American Black Duck they all took flight as we approached I managed to get a few shots before it flew off with the rest of the Mallards , the photos comfirmed it to be a Black Duck as we thought.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

A selection of photos from the last few days

Oyster catcher

Oyster catcher

Pale Bellied Brent 

Pale Bellied Brent Geese

Pale Bellied Brent Geese

Song Thrush


Monday, 5 January 2015

Yellow Browed Warbler



The Yellow Browed Warbler is one of the smaller Old World warblers, at 9.5–11 cm long and distinctly smaller than a chiffchaff but slightly larger than Pallas's leaf warbler. Like many other leaf warblers, it has overall greenish upperparts and white underparts. It also has prominent double wing bars formed by yellowish-white tips to the wing covert feathers (a long bar on the greater coverts and a short bar on the median coverts), yellow-margined tertial feathers, and long yellow supercilium. Some individuals also have a faint paler green central crown stripe though many do not show this.


Monday, 29 December 2014

A few photos from the last couple of days.

Eastern Black Redstart 

Great Northern Diver

Great Northern Diver


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

2nd Winter Drake Long-tailed Duck

The Long-tailed Duck that turned up last month in Tresco Channel was still present on Monday.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Kashmir Redstart / Eastern Black Redstart

This Eastern Black Redstart has been present on Porth Thomas for nearly week's and showing extremely well.

Friday, 28 November 2014

2nd Winter Long-tailed Duck

The Long-tailed Duck I found the other week off Tresco was there again today.