These pale-bellied Brent geese are the birds that make the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve famous. The problem for those who would like to photograph them, is that like all truly wild geese, they are very wary, and easily disturbed.
|Brent flighting onto the reserve|
When birds gather in large numbers close to the causeway, taking pictures from inside a stationary vehicle can be worthwhile. As with all wildlife photography, longer focal length lenses, 300 to 800mm, are likely to be the most effective means of getting close-up pictures, without any. Disturbance to the subject most especially during the cold winter months, birds that are taking flight from disturbance are losing feeding time that could prove critical to their survival.
|If birds flight over the cause way this can provide an ideal photographic opportunity from your vehicle (The causeway can be busy at times please pull in safely to a lay by before taking any photos)|
Here are a few more photos of Brent (All photos in this blog taken by John (c) JJD):