Adam Hough Photography

Adam Hough Photography

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Fulmar update

I think this blog will turn in to a blog focusing solely on Fulmar. I promise it wont but for now here are some more shots.......

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

blog exclusive Its owly good!!!

 Short eared owls have always been at the top of my 'to get nice shots of ' category and  have found an awesome spot which over the next few weeks i intend to hit quite hard . I really like these shots but know i can always improve . They are fascinating birds and truly are a daylight ghost.

Monday, 7 March 2016

new Aurora shots from last night 06/03

 I was out last night but not for the Aurora ,  I was actually trying something new which was not going very well. As i turned round to go home i looked up and the sky was going electric crazy!! so from a disastrous night turned out to be pretty good.

Friday, 4 March 2016

The scenery of Sanday

 This island has some of the most amazing scenery in the world and i wanted to show you all.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Birding Update

Most days when i am out i will be looking for birds, ever since a young age whenever i am out be it in a car or walking i will look for birds. It makes me incredibly quiet to go on car journeys with! Orkney is a wonderful place for birding , a bad day is when i go out and i don't see a Hen Harrier. I get them most days passing through my garden , along with a couple of hundred starling, a bird that in Bedfordshire and the rest of England is on the decline.

On Sanday the island i live on i have counted 2 male and 3 female Hen Harrier , these have been around since i came in december so fingers crossed they stay . I would love to see them dancing and displaying to each other .Short eared owls are one of my favourite birds to see slowly floating over the fields looking for Orkney voles and mice to devour. There is a good population of these daylight owls on the island too.

My favourite bird as i have mentioned in earlier posts is the Fulmar and there are plenty of them around Orkney. I went along a 100m piece of beach today and counted 24 pairs already occupying nest sites. They are really noisy birds when they are together always keeping in contact with one another , they remind me of an old married couple just nattering away. I guess when they have the same mate for life they are an old married couple.

A bird i would like to photograph more is the Shag they are smaller version of the Cormorant. They  are primarily fish eaters and are beautiful birds. I will soon have the ability to photograph adults in there stunning metallic green breeding plumage but for now here is a picture of a juvenile i took a few days ago.

Its amazing just looking at the bird life you can see the seasons changing , a lot of the winter visitors like the Whooper swans are starting to move on back to their breeding sites.  Other species such as Oystercatchers are growing in numbers which means they will soon be pairing up and breeding , spring is finally on its way.