Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Copeland Island Birds

I have been twice to the Copeland Island recently, once in mid May and the last time in mid June and I have yet to post on them.  In May, there were only 3 of us on the island for the weekend.  Apart from myself, there was Wesley and Ian and all these photographs were taken by Ian Enlander who kindly said I could publish them on my blog.  So I hope you will enjoy them and I probably will start the posts of my own photographs tomorrow and I  will tell you more about these birds then.  I am linking this post with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY


There was a male and female Perigrine in the air most of the weekend.



There are Black headed, Common, Lesser Black backed and Herring Gulls nesting on the island.



We all heard the Cuckoo and saw it however only Ian managed to get these photographs of it.



Wheatear


Puffin



Black Guillemot



Eider



Oystercatcher



Herring Gull


 Lesser Black backed Gull



Eider

I hope you enjoyed Ian's photographs.  Thanks Ian.

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24 comments:

  1. especially capturing birds in flight is a bonus; well done Ian. A nice series here...

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  2. Great series of birds and photos, Margaret! I love the puffin and the cuckoo! Happy Birding!

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  3. Iam took some fabulous shots of these birds. I especially like the Oyster Catcher and the Cuckoo.

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  4. Such a lovely job on these photos, and so thanks to Ian. That was a lovely and very sharp photo of that peregrine falcon. Not easy to catch these flying by with the panning and all. Hard to pan with those big lenses.

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  5. I am learning to identify so many wonderful birds here. Thanks.

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  6. Wonderful shots---so many different birds. Thanks to you and Ian. MB

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  7. beautiful bird images. love the puffin.

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  8. beautiful array! loved the peregrine and the cuckoo!

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  9. Nice bird shots! I especially like your third one - of the bird-filled sky. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. :)

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  10. Lucky person who shot the Cuckoo, but, everything is great, love it.

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  11. Fabulous bird shots! Thanks to Ian. My gosh, cuckoo...I've always wanted to just SEE one!!!!

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  12. Fantastic collection of pictures.

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  13. Hi Margaret,
    They are all so beautiful.
    My favorite is the Oyster Catcher.
    Thank you for sharing your joy with all of us.
    Peace :)

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  14. I continue to love those colorful Oyster Catchers! The flight pictures of the peregrine are awesome, especially with the sun shining on his chest. And that Cuckoo picture is excellent! I had a disagreement with my pastor after his birding hike. He had spotted a cuckoo and I told him that they lay their eggs in other bird's nests, So another bird has to raise them. He said I was wrong and it was a different bird. Not wanting to argue with my pastor, I shut up! So will you settle it?

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  15. HI Ginny Glad you liked the post. Now get ready to est humble pie!! You did not tell me what kind of the Cuckoo the Pastor was referring to but let me tell you this. The majority of cuckoo species, including malkohas, couas, coucals, and roadrunners and most other American cuckoos, build their own nests, although a large minority engage in brood parasitism (see below). Most of these species nest in trees and or bushes, but the coucals lay their eggs in nests on the ground or in low shrubs. We have only 1 Cuckoo in the UK and it does always lay its eggs in another bird's nest but you live in the US and that is a different ball game. I am giving you a web site for you to look up, study and learn about Cuckoos before you go back to your Pastor!! the web page is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuckoo There are many others which you might like to look at but that is probably all you need for the correct answer. Hope this all helps and let me know how you get on via EMAIL..

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  16. Wow ... a fantastic series of photos! I love the first shot! But all birds are so beautiful!

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  17. I love the names of those birds! They are all beautiful!

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  18. FANTASTIC pictures of birds from your country, Margaret. Loved to see puffin, cuckoo and Oystercatcher etc.♡♡♡
    I wish I had your environment p;)

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  19. BEAUTIFUL! Every photo is very good. I learn a lot about birds here, I think you for that...

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  20. The last Eider is a pretty bird. Loved the lighthouses in the next post. The moth looked familiar, but I couldn't find it in my book, which covers North America only.

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  21. nice to see the Cuckoo, I hear it but never see it. :(

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