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Lundy Auk Superstars

July 9, 2019

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Razorbills, Guillemots and Puffins are the big three superstars of the Lundy Island seabird cities. Their distinctive black and white colouring and upright stance remind us of the the worlds favourite bird; the penguin, although they are far from related. Like penguins however they are slightly awkward on land having largely sacrificed mobility, and to […]

The auks of Duncansby head

April 27, 2019

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Tucked away around the corner from John O’Groats, with its famous sea stacks, Duncansby head is a heaven for sea birds. Fulmars, Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins and more. These photos were taken over the glorious Easter weekend of 2019. Click on a pic.                       Eider   […]

Lundy Calendar 20 – 20

April 16, 2019

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Always a pleasure to get some Lundy stamps, especially when it’s ‘delivered by helicopter’, and it is always pleasure to receive a free copy of the Lundy calendar!! Whoop, whooop, (not that I’m much of a cheapskate, much, hmmm but your christmas pressy is sorted Mum)….. Anyway, anyway. It is a monumental challenge to get […]

Calendar now available at Beachcomber Cafe.

December 15, 2018

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The 2019 North Devon Calendar is now available at the Beachcomber Cafe in Woolacombe.  It contains 13 ‘stunning’ photos that will make you go “Wow!” (probably). Priced at a reasonable £9.99, why not pop in and pick one up after a surf or a walk along the beach. You may also want to have a […]

2019 Estpix (Uphill Gardening, bespoke Exmoor furniture & decking) Calendar.

November 7, 2018

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New calendar now available, by post or pick up. Tenner. Or two pints of Lowenbrau if you are local…… Cheers! Now for sale £9.99. The Estpix Calendar has come along way since Andy Irons appeared on the cover of the first one published back in 2000. Since then it has gone through many changes, culminating […]

Lundy birds in loco motion.

July 23, 2018

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The challenge: Auks in flight. The place: Lundy island. Some lovely weather, calm. still and plenty of light, helped. I used the XT-2 and 100-400mm with a 1.4x converter, plenty of ISO and plenty of shutter speed. I played with the Fuji AF settings for tracking subjects and using zone area focus I found custom […]

Tibbetts in the July heat

July 22, 2018

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Scorched paths, brown grasses, burnt feet, no water, no ice and a complete contrast to our last visit to Tibbetts, when everything froze and we got stuck on the island in the snow. (Here -> https://esterspears.com/2018/03/07/lundy-spring-part-two-snow/ ) “I couldn’t think of anywhere else in the world I’d rather be in this weather” Martin Thorne. First […]