Photo of the Week: 4-10 April 2022


Grey Heron by Clive Daelman



Clive Daelman is a long-standing contributor to the BirdGuides galleries, producing an array of innovative and arresting Photo of the Week winners over the years. His latest contribution is this superb close-up of an adult Grey Heron. Nice enough, you might think, until you look that little bit closer and notice that the heron is milliseconds away from swallowing its latest meal! This terrific capture is set against a contrasting dark background, which only emphasises the rather stunned look on the fish's face as it meets its demise. Congratulations to Clive on his winning image.


Other notable images


Common Chiffchaff, Ogmore-by-Sea, Glamorgan (Tom Wright).

Carrion Crow, Carr Mill Dam, Lancashire (Stephen Tomlinson).

Violet-green Swallow, Osoyoos, British Columbia (Keith Allen).

Black-browed Albatross, Bempton Cliffs RSPB, East Yorkshire (Neil Loverock).

Northern Gannet, Bempton Cliffs RSPB, East Yorkshire (Tony Davison).

Black Tern, Carr Mill Dam, Lancashire (Denis Eagling).

Northern Pintail, La Sente, Jersey (Romano Da Costa).

Garganey, Cley Marshes NWT, Norfolk (Ralph Marshall).

Greater Scaup, Killingworth, Northumberland (Jack Bucknall).

Western Marsh Harrier, Titchfield Haven NNR, Hampshire (Darryl GORMAN).

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