More of Natures wonderland! .....................Bird & Other Nature

Well I think nature is wonderful. And here Northumberland is teeming with wildlife and an abundance of nature. I would much rather sit in the middle of a wood or beside a stream and watch nature show me the wonders she has to offer than go watch a football match. Well OK maybe I don't like football but I love Rugby and the same applies. My genre tends to be land and seascape Photography, but just occasionally I see something in the animal kingdom that tickles me. It can be the way a sheep or a cow looks at me or the way a duck or swan just happens to flap its wings and it looks like it is dancing on the water and I have to take a shot of it. Here are some of those shots I have taken on my travels. I hope you enjoy my stab at Nature Photography.

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Natures Brutality

#B1 Natures Brutality

As beautiful as nature is there is also the stark brutality of its other face, as shown in this shot of a hawk just after it brought down a wood pigeon. However like all animals it kiils to eat, not as some humans do, for pleasure and sport. That is the difference between the human race and the animal kingdom.......

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Heron in Flight

#B2 Take off

A Heron takes off fom the river bank along the Coquet. So graceful for such a large bird. I watched it for a while as it stood motionless then it took flight. It glides across the water so beautifully. Perhaps it has spotted its next meal .. .......


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Puffin

#B4 Woops

You have to love puffins, don't you? There is just something about them. I call them the clowns of the bird world. .....

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Another Puffin

#B5 Not A Parrot

Nope he is not a parrot but I like to call them Parrots of the sea. Well they could be, I guess. They are so colourful with their lovely beak.....

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Talking Heads

#B6 Talking Heads

Yes they almost look as though they are talking to each other, and I guess the do. I do know the chatter from them when you are close can be deafening sometimes. .....

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Keeping Up

#B7 Keeping Up!

Well the baby duckling was trying to keep up with mum and from what I could see it was doing pretty well, all things considered. The world and river must seem such a daunting place when you are so small. .......

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George and Mildred

#B8 George & Mildred

"Come on Mildred Dear, lets get a move on or there won't be any seats left at the pub and you know I don't like standing.......


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Lone Seal

#B9 Lone Seal

There is an abundance of seals along the Northumberland Coast. The best time to spot them is early morning amd can often be seen laying on the rocks or seashore .......

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Profile

#B10 Profile

No wait don't take my picture just yet. My other side is the best one. Damn tourists. Don't they know us stars have to look right for a photo shoot.......

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Just a Black Headed Gull

#B11 Just a Black Headed Gull

Well no not just a black headed gull. Am I not the prettiest black headed gull you ever did see? I have won awards for my good looks, I'll have you know......

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Torist Watching

#B12 Tourist Watching

Nothing like a day at the seaside watching the tourists. Amazing the antics they get up to. Hey look Martha he's got some fish & chips.......

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The Conductor

#B13 The Conductor

This duck almost could be a conductor, standing in front of an orchestra. It looks quit comical as it stood in shallow water flapping its wings Swan Lake, perhaps? .....

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The Watcher

#B14 The Watcher

So nice to see the starling is making a comeback in numbers. For a while I thought they too would be on the list of lost species. It is so so sad to see our wildlife vanishing.....

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The Singer

#B15 The Singer

"Well, way down upon the Swanee River, Far, far away-hey. Wo, that's where my heart is yearning ever, Home where the old folks stay. Aren't soem of the antics in wildlife just great......."

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Swan

#NB16 Swan

There is nothing more heart lifting than watching the regal swan as it glides through the water. Such a very Country site, don't you think? .....

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 On The Nest

#NB17 On The Nest

A shag sits upon her nest keeping the eggs warm as she waits for them to hatch. It's all about the waiting, I guess. .....

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The Stare

#NB18 The Stare

This was shot in a barn as a long eared Owl watched unaware that I was near, thankfully. .....

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Swan

#NB19 Busy Bees

Well Ok maybe not bbusy bees as much as busy wasps but as I sat and rested couldn't help but take a snap of what was happening right next to me. .....

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