I started bird watching in 2015 when I was on holiday in Scotland, I visited Abernethy National Nature Reserve and it was an awesome experience. Unfortunately at the time I didn't have the right equipment to take bird photos, but fast forward three years and I got my birds into full swing, it was brilliant and I improved on and honed my photography skills. This year really stood out as being a fantastic year for photos and I’ll cut right to that now, here are five of my best bird photos from this year (so far):
Curlew at Leigh national nature reserve/ two tree island on the 2nd of February, one of my fondest memories, I felt overjoyed to see this as it’s one of my favourite birds visually and I would’ve been pretty disappointed to not see this bird in winter. Overall, one of my favorite photos I hope you enjoy looking at it
Mistle thrush at Victoria Park on the 26th of April, this one was obvious but so good. I found it strange to see a mistle thrush in Victoria Park because I didn’t know you could get them in such a major park but you can! I had so much fun taking this photo and I hope you enjoy taking this photo in and wondering about it.
Eurasian jay at Highgate Woods on the 25th of May, this one was awesome. We heard this jay having a chase with a crow but it landed on a tree to allow me to take this photo, I feel as if this bird wanted me to take the photo since the shot was almost perfect, it was amazing and had a lot of build-up, I still look back at this today, enjoy.
A sand martin perched and a swallow in flight at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the 23rd of June, finally we have a special type of photo where I was self-bird watching. I had a lot of fun that day and to think I took this photo out of the blue was just astounding, I didn’t expect the swallow so that was a massive plus since they’re becoming rarer now, I hope you enjoy looking at this photo.
That concludes my photos, I hope you enjoyed looking through them since I find them really special, they mean a lot to me and my bird watching career, I also go feeding birds too, and there's one video that sums all of that up linked below. That concludes my blog, I thank everyone for reading this and I’ll see you all later, until then ciao!