It is great to be back into my sunrise season after my summer break doing bird photography, although so far the weather hasn't been playing very nicely and I have only managed to get a couple of good morning out so far. Even after a lifetime of living in Thanet and taking seascapes down at the bays at the bottom of my road, it never ceases to amaze me how much things change each visit and I always seem to fine something to photograph in a unique way I'd not seen before.
One of my favourite pictures so far is the one above of the passage between the stack and the cliff at Botany Bay. The passage is usually banked up with sand, but due to the recent storms and high seas we had it has had all the sand washed away allowing the sea water to flood it which has made it look much bigger as if it is a gorge with a river running through it to the sea in the distance.
A few pictures form yesterday at Deal for a sunrise commission for a client.
The ring-necked parakeets population has been increasing steadily, though it remains concentrated in south-east England.
The ring-necked parakeet's native range is a broad belt of arid tropical countryside stretching from west Africa across lowland India south of the Himalayas, where it is a common bird.
Despite their tropical origin, parakeets are able to cope with the cold British winters, especially in suburban parks, large gardens, and orchards, where food supply is more reliable. They feed on a wide variety of fruit, berries, nuts, seeds, grain and household scraps. Parakeets are colourful and frequent visitors to bird tables and garden feeders, particularly during the winter months.
See my collection of recent parakeet pictures taken from my garden where the parakeets regularly fly over and land in fruit trees in surrounding garden. I love trying to capture these colourful birds in flight, although it isn't easy as they are so erratic flyers.