A few images and a sound recording of the Iberian Chiffchaff, present on private land at Grimston (E Yorks) on 13th April 2014. Unfortunately, despite efforts, access could not be organised for a wider audience.
All images and sound recordings courtesy and copyright of Mark Robinson. More on birding in the area can be found at hornseamere.wordpress.com.
still enough time to enter the North East Wildlife Photography
Competition 2014 which has attracted a line-up of impressive judges
including Ross Hutchinson ITV Weatherman and Sam Lee, folk singer and
keen wildlife photographer.
Durham, Tees Valley and Northumberland Wildlife Trusts have again joined forces with the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN) and the Great North Museum: Hancock in the hope that keen snappers will showcase the best of the region’s wildlife.
year people of all ages and abilities entered 1,500 photos of this
region's amazing wildlife and left experts highly impressed by the quality of their pictures.
Lee said: “I am really honoured to be squinting my photographer’s eye
over the glorious images of the natural world for this competition. As a
onetime photographer, who has decided to document the world around him
through music, it is a great thrill to be getting back in touch with my
visual training and see the world through the eyes and lenses of the
talent across the North East.”
which has worked with Northumberland Wildlife Trust on the planting of
butterfly meadows at its factory in Fawdon is the main sponsor, with
prizes being donated by Opticron, Newcastle College, BBC Wildlife
Magazine, Bird Watching Magazine, Digitalab, Going Digital North East,
Kielder Water and Forest Park, Naturetrek, Northern Experience Wildlife
Tours, Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours, Speyside Wildlife, Vine House
Farm and West Country Wildlife Photography Centre.
year, there are six competition categories to enter, with each category
winner and runner-up receiving a great prize and an overall winner
being selected from one of these categories for the main prize of £250.
Wildlife portraits - photos that capture the character, essence or traits of a species
Wildlife in action - photos that capture wildlife behaviour and action
Wildlife in the landscape - photos that show wildlife in its habitat, landscape or setting
Botanical: photos of plants, fungi and lichen
Young person’s - photos of wildlife or plants taken by anyone aged 16 or under
Art in nature - photos of flora and fauna that are composed for artistic effect
is free and open to everyone, but photographs must have been taken in
the North East. The closing date for entries is midnight, Monday5 May 2014. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony to be held on Thursday 3 July, and will be displayed at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle before going on tour around the region.
For details of how to submit your entry (online or by post) plus full terms and conditions visit www.nwt.org.uk/photocompetition2014
or write to: Steve Ashton, North East Wildlife Photography Competition,
Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Margrove Heritage Centre, Boosebeck,
Saltburn, TS12 3BZ.