BRITISH BIRDS

The species shown in the following pages have all been photographed in the British Isles and are ordered by the sequence used in The British List compiled by the British Ornithologists Union (BOU) as at March 2016. Vernacular names broadly follow the BOU although a few, in common use by birders, are also employed. I have not separated out photographs of those species which are considered to be rarities but have included them in sequence with the commoner, more widespread and regular species. There are still many gaps in the collection but new photos and species are added fairly regularly. I have always been a birder who photographs birds rather than the other way around!


Photographs taken during the period 2002-2004 were mainly with a Nikon Coolpix 885 digital camera attached to a Kowa TSN 823 telescope  although since 2005 I have used a Swarovski ATS HD 80 telescope.

In addition, I also used a Panasonic Lumix FZ7 camera for some bird photography between January 2007 - June 2008 which was then upgraded to an FZ18. In late May 2009 I switched to a Nikon Coolpix P6000 for digiscoping. Most recently, from early 2015, I use a Canon S200 and a Sony RX100M2 for digiscoping and a Canon SX60 HS bridge camera.


I have also experimented with using the video settings on both digi-scoping and bridge cameras. The results have been fairly acceptable and I have posted short clips of some of the more interesting species.

Non-passerines Passerines