Joe Pender Wildlife Photography

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Fea's Petrel

On Mondays pelagic all was fairly quiet on the bird front only a Arctic Tern to note and several Storm petrel's , when a cry of Fea's rang out , read the full report on the link below.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Adult Sabines Gull + Another Wilson's

On Tuesdays pelagic we saw this Adult Sabines Gull plus another 3 Wilson's petrels also several more Cory,and Great Shearwaters.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Hurricane Bertha

Cory Shearwater

Great Shearwater

Wilsons Storm Petrel

European Storm Petrel
On sunday's pelagic we set off on another pelagic with the winds still blowing over 30 knots after Hurricane Bertha past over us , we stopped about 3 miles south of St Marys and started drifting and chumming it wasn't long before we logged the 1st great shearwater of the day, we continued drifting and ended up 7 miles south of St Marys  by this time we had seen 7 more great shearwaters ,10 Cory Shearwaters , 1 Wilson's petrel over c200 storm petrels and c150 manx shearwaters . 

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Birder Special Pelagic

On last nights pelagic we found ourselves surrounded by Cory Shearwaters in every direction and a lot of Great shearwaters plus some sooty shearwaters. Bringing the evenings total to c200 Corys, 40 x Great, 4 x Sooty and 25 x Manx Shearwaters.  4 x Bonxies, 3 x Blue Sharks and  25 x Storm Petrels.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Wilson's Petrel

On mondays pelagic we saw this wilson's petrel as well as 80x Great Shearwaters 25x Cory Shearwaters and 1x Sooty Shearwater 2x Great Skuas and 50x European Storm petrels.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Saturday Birder Special Pelagic

Cory Shearwater
Cory Shearwater
Common Dolphin
Leatherback Turtle
Leatherback Turtle
Wilson's Petrel
On to todays Birder Special pelagic we saw 1x Wilson's Petrel 7x Cory Shearwaters 1x Great Shearwater 1x Bonxie 40+ Common Dolphin 1x Leatherback Turtle.

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.