There has been an incredible response to the request for photographs of birds (in Devon) for the Devon Bird Atlas with over 1,000 images submitted so far – many absolutely stunning, Thank you to everyone that has so far submitted photos.
The Devon Bird Atlas also requires some landscape photos to illustrate the variety of the many differing regions of the county. If you can offer photos for consideration please ensure they are file named so we can create a credit and caption from every photograph submitted eg. a photo taken at Haytor, Dartmoor by Joe Bloggs could be: HaytrDrtmrJBg.
There are several bird species missing or perhaps we just need a couple more photos. There are some surprisingly common species missing –and skulking and trickier species which are never going to be easy to photograph but I am sure our county photographers are up to the challenge. Species that we are short of include: Bewick’s Swan, Barnacle, White-fronted, Pink-footed and Bean Goose, Gadwall, Scaup, Ring necked Duck, Eider, Common, Surf and Velvet Scoter, Smew, Red Grouse, Grey Partridge. All of the Harriers, Crane, Quail, Green & Common Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Woodcock, Lesser-black Backed Gull, Little Tern, Razorbill, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Swift, Woodlark, Tree Pipit, Nightingale, Mistle and Song Thrush, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Bearded Tit, Rook, and Redpoll.
We are looking for excellent quality photographs (so saved at 300dpi as high quality jpeg) of every species of bird recorded in Devon, be it a common, scarce or rare species. And this is how to submit them:
Photographs (up to 5MB) for selection will be collected in a ‘Devon Atlas 3’ dropbox folder (https://www.dropbox.com/).
For an invite to submit material contact Mike Langman: