Joe Pender Wildlife Photography

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Ring Ouzel + White Throat , Hawfinch

 Ring Ouzel

Ring Ouzel

White Throat

Male Hawfinch

Over the last few day's there has been a influx of migratory birds with several Ring Ouzels , White Throats , Wheatears , Black Cap'and a single Bee Eater , as well as the unfortunate Male Hawfinch which I found dead in the garden today.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Garden Birds

This is a selection of photos from last week trip to the mainland.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Little Gull's

Adult Little Gull

Adult Little Gull

1st Winter Little Gull
I have just come back from a week away in Liverpool and I was lucky enough to be allowed in to Seaforth nature by the well known Bird photographer Steve Young .Were there were 20 Little gulls 12 adults and 8 x 1st winters. 

Friday, 28 February 2014

Lanzarote part 2

The Berthelot’s Pipit is a small passerine bird which breeds in Madeira and the Canary Islands.

The Kentish Plover is a small wader in the plover bird family. Despite its name, this species no longer breeds in Kent, or even Great Britain
The Cattle Egret is a found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones.
The Houbara Bustard is found in the Canary IslandsNorth AfricaIranSaudi ArabiaIndiaPakistanKazakhstanChina

The Tawny Pipit is a medium-large passerine bird which breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia, and northwest Africa. It is a migrantmoving in winter to tropical Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

The Yellow-legged Gull  is a large gull of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa,

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Lanzarote Part 1

The Hoopoe is widespread in EuropeAsia, and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. Most European and north Asian birds migrate to the tropics in winter. In contrast the African populations are sedentary year-round. Hoopoes have been known to breed north of their Europe and in southern England during warm, dry summers that provide plenty of grasshoppers and similar insects.

The Spectacled Warbler  breeds in north west Africa, southwest Europe from Iberia to Italy, and then further east on the eastern Mediterranean islands and coastal regions. It is mainly resident in Africa, but other populations migrate to winter in more widely in north and west Africa and Egypt.
The Trumpeter Finch is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. This bird breeds in the Canary Islands, across north Africa, and in the Middle East and into central Asia. There is a small European population in southern Spain.

The Southern Grey Shrike is a member of the shrike family. The plumage is generally similar to Great Grey Shrike apart from the differences noted below. It is closely related to the Great Grey Shrikewith which it used to be considered conspecific; where they co-occur, they do not interbreed and are separated by choice of habitat.

I have just returned from a week in Lanzarote were I found some time to catch up with some of the local wildlife in and around Costa Teguise.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Great Northern Diver

This Great Northern Diver has been in the harbour for most of the winter.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Little Auk

This Little Auk was just off St Martins quay this afternoon .
The Little Auk is the only Atlantic auk of its size, half the size of the Atlantic Puffin at 19–21 cm in length, with a 34–38 cm wingspan. Adult birds are black on the head, neck, back and wings, with white underparts. The bill is very short and stubby. They have a small rounded black tail. The lower face and fore neck become white in winter.
The flight is direct, with fast whirring wing beats due to the short wings. These birds forage for food like other auks by swimming underwater. They mainly eat crustaceans, especially copepods, but also other small invertebrates along with small fish

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Red-necked Grebe

I caught up again today with the Red-necked grebe I found yesterday .

Friday, 17 January 2014

Red - Necked Grebe

I found this Red-necked grebe this afternoon near St Helens while I was running one of the Jet boats, it probably the same one that turned up in october last year but it hasn't been seen for over 6 weeks.

Monday, 6 January 2014

1st Winter Glaucous Gull

I went to Porth-loo this afternoon were this 1st winter Glaucous gull was still on the beach.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

1st Winter Glaucous Gull

This 1st Winter Glaucous Gull has been on Porth-Loo beach the last 2 days.
The Glaucous Gull is a large gull which breeds in Arctic regions of the northern hemisphere and Atlantic coasts of Europe

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Yellow-browed Warbler

This Yellow-browed Warbler has been in and around the Lower moors for some time now . The Yellow-browed warbler is a leaf warbler which breeds in temperate Asia. This warbler is strongly migratory and winters mainly in tropical southeast Asia, but also in small numbers in western Europe.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

A few photos from the last few day's

                                                                       Black Redstart
                                                                         Little Egret

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Rose-Coloured Starling

This Rose-Coloured Starling was found near the dump in one of the allotments .