Had nearly ten hours on the tops of the the Black Mountain yesterday with Colin Richards, looking for the (for me at least) elusive Dotterel, which traditionally uses the plateaus up here during their spring migration.
Birds on Instagram 4
Here’s the next tranch of 15 that I’ve posted recently on Instagram
Birds on Instagram 3
Here are the next 15 that I’ve posted on Instagram. It’s interesting to delve into the archives doing this on Instagram and looking through images you may have passed by before.
Birds on Instagram 2
So here are the next 15 images that have been posted on @timcollierwildlifephotography at Instagram
New Instagram Accounts
It’s been a little quiet on the site lately, I’ve been posting images on Instagram lately as it seems a decent platform to display images. I have to say as well it’s been good to follow some exceptionally talented photographers who throw you into new ways of thinking and imaging, so all good so far!
Chester Zoo – Infant School Trip – 1977
From my early days as an aspiring photographer I would take any opportunity to learn the craft. At that time I was hoping to get a small folio of images together that would help in getting on to one of the very few photography courses in the country at that time.
Poor Housing Conditions, Aldershot – Early Work, 1980
One of the first projects we were given when I started my documentary photography education at West Surrey College of Art and Design in Farnham, back in the early eighties, was to find a local newspaper story that had no images attached to it and go and make a photo story out of it.
Over a difficult summer I’ve not been able to do half as much work as I would have wanted, Covid and other problems have meant far fewer hours out and about, but when in Liverpool, helping out with mum after the first lockdown, I was able, on a good number of evenings, to spent time with Swifts.
Red-throated Divers in Wester Ross
Mellon Udrigle is a small crofting settlement strung along the western shore of Gruinard Bay. Suilven and the mountains of Coigach dominate the view from a turquoise sea and a pristine beach of broad white sand.
Dawn Chorus – Part Seven, Some of the Supporting Cast
Over the last few weeks I’ve been searching to get photographs of birds singing. It’s meant generally early mornings, but on any lockdown walk I’ve had the camera handy.
Dawn Chorus – Part Six, Song Thrush / Geoff Sample
One of the best moments of my recent dawn chorus walks was coming across a Song Thrush that, apart from the odd interruption by a Blackbird, sang for well over half an hour. It was also pretty apparent that it was slightly down the pecking order as it ceased singing each time the Blackbird came along and dropped down a couple of feet from its high perch!
Dawn Chorus – Part Five, Cloud Inversion
On waking on this morning and looking out of my window at 4.00am it was apparent that there was a cloud inversion happening, and I needed to get out quickly and somewhere with a bit of height to get the best of it.
Dawn Chorus – Part Four, Songsters
First light and many of the songsters were in full voice and the sound of Willow Warblers seemed to be everywhere.
Dawn Chorus – Part Three, Webs
Still on the dawn chorus set and the early part of the day, which offers so much to the soul and to the image maker. This little set were taken just as the sun rose above the skyline and a whole world of webs suddenly showed.
Dawn Chorus – Part Two, Early Morning Mist
Llantrisant common is just up the road from where I live and itâ€™s a place that you can get a real sense of being well out of anything approaching urban, and thatâ€™s despite an Industrial estate being on its doorstep.Continue reading
Dawn Chorus and a New Book
Early mornings in May
The dawn chorus has been more evident for me this year and thatâ€™s for a couple of reasons.
Mull – Part Nine
There are a few iconic species you hope for when heading to Mull and we were fortunate to see them all. The Otter showed on our last day and the Hen Harriers gave great scope views but were always a little far for photography.Â Both species of Eagles didn’t disappoint and Red Deer were numerous but better at dawn and late evening.