Saturday, 11 May 2019

Corncrakes

I spent two weeks on The Uists in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland a couple of years ago. Any birder or bird photographer who goes there wants to see or photograph a Corncrake, as they are very localised to these western islands. Usually given away by their distinctive call (which sounds like someone running their finger nails over a comb) However they are not easily seen, sometimes you can get lucky with the birds coming out into the open, but generally they are well hidden. I spent quite some time photographing them with a good amount of success, here's a few.

I have also just added 45 new ones to my website: Steven Round Bird Photography


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Friday, 10 May 2019

Ospreys from Mallorca

On my trips to Mallorca I usually see migrating Ospreys and I get a few shots of them perched up or a distant flight shot. A couple of years ago I was fortunate to have one circle around right in front of me, it then landed in the water...again right in front of me. The lake is very shallow and the Osprey took the unusual fishing method of running around after the Grass Carp. It never actually caught one but it did give me some great photo opportunities.

More images on my new website: Steven Round Bird Photography


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Monday, 4 March 2019

Griffon Vultures

I have just processed my Griffon Vulture images from Spain in 2017, adding 78 new images to my website. Here's a selection of a few of them.

This was one of my favourite species we photographed on the trip, they were real likeable characters. Considering they had travelled a fair distance to the offerings of meat, some of them seemed to have just come along to enjoy the trip. They would lie down and sunbathe in the grass and flowering Lavender, seemingly with no interest in feeding at all. Others would gallop around and bicker with each other.. nothing aggresive, they just seemed very laid back.

Those were from a hide, we also visited a mountain top castle at Monfrague National Park. The birds were flying past level with or below us here, as we waited for the lowering sun the shots got better and better. They were flying so close at times that we were unable to fit the whole bird in the frame. As you can see from some of the close-ups here which haven't been cropped.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Mallards

I have just updated my website with 47 new images of Mallards. These were taken over the last 5 years, so a real assortment. Here's a variety of a few.

More here - Steven Round Bird Photography

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Monday, 3 December 2018

Corn Buntings

A few shots of Corn Buntings, taken last year in Spain. They were a very common bird where we were and as you can see they loved to pose.

More on my new website: Steven Round Bird Photography

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Common Sandpipers and a New Website

It's been a few months since I posted here, I have been very busy building a new website. I built my old site back in 2003, it has been updated and tweaked over the years, but basically it was the same site I started with. I had noticed that my page views had dropped from around 850 a day to about 150, my rankings on Google had also dropped from top of the first page... something to do with Google algorithms. Basically it's outdated and not Google or mobile friendly.
So having been putting it of for some years, I got stuck in and built a new one. All new images will be larger and it will be a much quicker process of adding them. I'm hoping to make a big impact on my backlog of images over the next 12 months.

I have started to add new images and some of the first have been Common Sandpipers. These were taken in Spain in 2017. Here are a few of them.

The link to my new website: https://www.stevenround-birdphotography.co.uk/

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Little Ringed Plovers

A selection of Little Ringed plover images, taken in Spain over the last few years. Being a schedule one bird, a licence would be required to photograph these near a nest in the breeding season here in the UK. This isn't necessary in Spain, making photographing them a lot easier.


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