Photo of the Week: 6-12 February 2023


Common Buzzard by Colin Harvey



As regular visitors to the BirdGuides gallery will know, Glamorgan-based photographer Colin Harvey spends a lot of time photographing his local Common Buzzards and produces a range of striking and unusual takes on these familiar birds of prey. Colin's latest offering is particularly impressive, having caught a buzzard as it comes in to land against a beautiful blue winter sky. Every detail of this regal raptor's plumage can be appreciated in this captivating pose, which nets Colin a well-deserved POTW.


Other notable images


Twite, Knott End-on-Sea, Lancashire (Ivan Ellison).

Firecrest, Dawlish, Devon (Ian Livsey).

Bearded Tit, West Rise Marsh, East Sussex (John Lauper).

Great Grey Shrike, New Forest, Hampshire (Lee Fuller).

Cetti's Warbler, Furzton Lake, Buckinghamshire (Nigel Kiteley).

Redwing, Romsey, Hampshire (Steve Laycock).

Barn Owl, Deeping High Bank, Lincolnshire (Will Bowell).

Black-necked Grebe, Courtmacsherry, Cork (Richard Mills).

Northern Lapwing and European Golden Plover, Slimbridge WWT, Gloucestershire (John Gawthrope).

Common Goldeneye, Scarborough Mere, North Yorkshire (Phil Bennett).

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

Ring-necked Duck, Helston, Cornwall (Adrian Davey).

Eurasian Spoonbill, Oxey Marsh, Hampshire (Dennis Gilman).

Written by: BirdGuides