Photo of the Week: 17-23 October 2022


Grey Phalarope by Colin Bradshaw



In a particularly strong week for submissions, it was Colin Bradshaw's remarkable image of a Grey Phalarope battling the stormy Northumberland seas that caught our collective eye here at BirdGuides. This evocative and dynamic shot is symbolic of how many of us will have seen this species in late autumn, feeding frantically and fluttering around among the surf. Taken in late autumn sunshine, the phalarope is well lit and has been caught in a brilliant pose, while the image has an overall sharpness to it – not only the bird, but the boiling surf surrounding it. Congratulations to Colin on this truly fantastic photo!


Other notable images


Northern Pintail, Slimbridge WWT, Gloucestershire (Jonathan Bull).

Brown Booby and Great Cormorants, Dublin, Dublin (Shay Bagnall).

Jack Snipe, Fair Isle, Shetland (Alex Penn).

Red Knot, Snettisham RSPB, Norfolk (Jim Mountain).

Common Redshank (left) and Lesser Yellowlegs, Leighton Moss RSPB, Lancashire (Craig Bell).

Greenshank, Ballycarry, Antrim (Ian Dickey).

Long-eared Owl, Fair Isle, Shetland (Rebecca Nason).

Grey Wagtail, Swadlincote, Derbyshire (George Ewart).

Fan-tailed Warbler, Alvor, Algarve (Neil Loverock).

Bearded Tit, Alkborough Flats, Lincolnshire (Paul Coombes).

Bearded Tit, Alkborough Flats, Lincolnshire (Ian Bollen).

Fieldfare, Lundy, Devon (Tom Wright).

Blackburnian Warbler, Bryher, Isles of Scilly (David Carr).

Written by: BirdGuides