Photo of the Week: 1-7 August 2022


Black Tern by Ian Bollen



It's hard to imagine taking a better image of a Black Tern than this one, taken recently at Frampton Marsh RSPB in Lincolnshire by Ian Bollen.

Ian has captured the young tern in a perfect post and with great light. Fantastic feather detail shows off the bird's pristine plumage, including the solid blackish 'crown' and grey rump, while the unusual background colour really makes this image stand out. What a brilliant and impactful winner!


Other notable images


Little Tern, Britain (Nick Clayton).

Common Tern, Staunton Harold Reservoir, Derbyshire (Tony Davison).

Yellow-legged Gull, Cromer, Norfolk (Miles Cluff).

Collared Pratincole, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (Green Bunion).

Harlequin Duck, Norwick, Unst, Shetland (David Cooper).

Eurasian Bittern, Minsmere RSPB, Suffolk (Nick Brown).

Grey Heron, Amsterdam, North Holland (Josh Hedley).

Great Egret, Rutland Water, Leicestershire and Rutland (Fausto Riccioni).

Eurasian Spoonbill, Frampton Marsh RSPB, Lincolnshire (Ian Bollen).

Dunlin, Southern Coast, Malta (Natalino Fenech).

Green Sandpiper, Slimbridge WWT, Gloucestershire (Jonathan Bull).

Eurasian Bullfinch, Loxley Valley, South Yorkshire (Carl Corbidge).

Common Cuckoo, North Uist, Outer Hebrides (Lee O'Dwyer).

Written by: BirdGuides