The white bird from fairy tales… Mule swan, Cygne tuberculé (Cygnus olor)Scotland, May 2018.
From afar, it is easy to ignore the starling because of its dull speckled feathers. Nearer (if you can), you’ll notice that the colors of its plumage are worth the efforts not to frighten it. Common starling, Étourneau sansonnet (Sturnus vulgaris)Scotland, May 2018.
Eurasian Blue Tit, Mésange bleue (Cyanistes caeruleus)Scotland, May 2018.
Tufted Duck, Fuligule morillon (Aythya fuligula)Scotland, May 2018.
One of the nicest (and most common) ducks of Western Europe, the mallard is also an easy little pleasure for the eyes in Scotland. Mallard, Canard colvert (Anas platyrhynchos)Scotland, May 2018.
Travelling to Scotland – even to photograph a few birds – is one of the easiest trips you could organize (assuming you’re speaking English – but what would you be doing here if you don’t?) Scottish people are definitely pleasant and bookings are easy to organize from afar (hotels, B&B, boat cruise or guided tour)…
The most common of the albatrosses is nevertheless an endangered species, red-listed by UICN, because of fast-decreasing population numbers. The great sailing ship of the Southern skies, the albatross, easily fascinates the observer with its huge wing span, with its elegance, and with the obvious kindness uniting the birds of a pair, too. Black-browed albatross,…
Great skua, Grand Labbe (Stercorarius skua, previously Catharacta skua)Falkland Islands, November 2019.
Lovely dolphin also named jacobita, skunk dolphin, piebald dolphin or panda dolphin. If you want to photograph Commerson’s dolphin, you’d better be lucky and – more importantly – be in a high location overlooking the waves. This was the case for me at Saunders Island. Commerson’s dolphin, Dauphin de Commerson (Cephalorhynchus commersonii)Falkland Islands, November 2019.