Monday, May 17, 2010

Bird Photograph of the Year 2010

The rest of you may as well throw in the towel now. Follpwing my triumphant effort with the 2008 Girdleness Bluethroat, here, I gave my competitors a chance last year. But inspired to regain my crown, I humbly submit this year's entry, a careful study of the King Eider at the Ythan today.

Believe me, I have a lot more like this.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Not dead, only sleeping

I'm alive, just busy, honest.

Here's a colour-ringed Common Eider photo'd today at Newtonhill - he's defending that female to his right against the attentions of all the spotty specky geeky other males. Anyway, his white-over-green left leg identifies him as being ringed on the Ythan estuary as a chick in 1984. Hope I'm still alive and mated up when I'm 26.

Excuse the cropped phone-cam thingy.