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Potra 6 Venezuela
16 Aug 2013 12:07AM
Are these birds noisy? I think they are adorable!
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rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
16 Aug 2013 12:11AM
Efficient hunters !! Bill.
Ron.
richmowil Plus
11 392 2 England
16 Aug 2013 12:12AM
High pitched squeeky notes!!
16 Aug 2013 12:13AM
Excellent captures Bill, V1 a slight favourite,
Fred.
fcast 6 10
16 Aug 2013 12:24AM
Great shot bill, quite a snack that!
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2013 12:32AM
A excellent set Bill, V4 is my favorite, well capturedSmile


Cliff
16 Aug 2013 12:34AM
Excellent set Bill V1 for me ,Trying to male out what its eating
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
16 Aug 2013 1:30AM
Very fine timing here-- what a strange fish!
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
16 Aug 2013 3:21AM
Fine shots at feed time and like others I am struggling to understand what it has caught: wondered if any of the items in Tags hinted at such.
Ronnie.
prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
16 Aug 2013 4:02AM
V 3 should have lead the series, great fun .
Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
16 Aug 2013 4:11AM
Great images Bill !! I enjoyed them Smile
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
16 Aug 2013 5:39AM
A super set of captures, both by you and the birds, what is the fish? Carol
Andysnapper 11 109 25 England
16 Aug 2013 6:41AM
Fantastic series Bill, V2 for me is just about perfect.

Andy
cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
16 Aug 2013 7:11AM
Almost bigger that he is...GrinGrin
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
16 Aug 2013 7:31AM
Brilliant images,Smile
NettaSmile
Mike_Reid 12 45 Scotland
16 Aug 2013 7:37AM
You keep comming up with the shot BillSmile
MikeSmile
richmowil Plus
11 392 2 England
16 Aug 2013 7:39AM
I believe this is the specie the Black Guillemot has caught for food!!
Butterfish


Butterfish
◾Scientific name: Pholis gunnellus

◾Also know as: Rock Gunnell
◾Size: Up to 25cm, but typically 8-15cm
◾UK minimum size: N/a
◾UK shore caught record: 1oz 2dr
◾IUCN status: NE (Not Evaluate)
◾Distribution: Found in coastal, inshore waters all around the UK and Ireland.
◾Feeds on: Molluscs, marine worms and small crustaceans.
◾Description: Very small eel-like fish which has a long, slender body. Mouth is small and upturned with noticeable lips. Colour is usually mottled brown to tan, although can be reddish. Single long dorsal fin which runs along the whole length of the body and small, almost circular, tail fin. Distinctive features include a series of black spots circled in white running along the top of the body/bottom of the dorsal fin and a black line running down from the eye to the edge of the mouth.

Butterfish are a small, slender and slimy fish, which has no scales present on its body, making it easy to mistake for an eel. Butterfish can often be found in the inter-tidal zone, especially during the summer, but in winter they will move into water as deep as one hundred metres. Butterfish generally feed on very small crabs, particularly hermit crabs, and other crustaceans, molluscs and marine worms. They spend the time when they are not actively feeding hidden away in cracks and crevices. Butterfish which have been searching for food in shallow water will often find themselves stranded by the outgoing tide. However, this is not a problem for the butterfish as, unusually for a fish, they can breathe air through their gills and will simply find an area under a rock or within heavy seaweed and wait for the tide to come back in. In some areas anglers searching around the inter-tidal zone for peeler crabs will also sometimes find butterfish.
16 Aug 2013 7:39AM
Great set of images. Well captured.
User_Removed 15 386 2 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2013 7:44AM
Four excellent captures.
Nigeve1 6 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2013 7:52AM
Superb st, I like V1 best.
Nigel
16 Aug 2013 7:53AM
Lovely shots and interesting bit about the fish, which I've never heard of before! You say you think they are showing off their catch, I am of the opinion they are taking their time to think about swallowing it whole, and it looks like quite a mouthful!
16 Aug 2013 7:58AM
Such an interesting set of images, Bill - well captured - the photos by you and the butterfish by the Black Guillemots!Wink

Richard
S_Psharma 7 1 India
16 Aug 2013 8:55AM
Excellent set of images for me v3 is the winner.
16 Aug 2013 9:02AM
wonderful capture. A successful timing indeed.
MalcolmM Plus
14 1.4k 5 Scotland
16 Aug 2013 9:07AM
Great catch - & a superb set of images.
moiral 9 12 Scotland
16 Aug 2013 9:51AM
A cracking set of captures and I think it was trying to make you jealous of it's catch TongueGrin. Moira
morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2013 9:59AM
Superb set of images, excellent timing and detail

Hugh
capto Plus
7 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2013 9:59AM
That's some lunch, excellent set.Smile

ivor
KingBee Plus
13 534 2 Scotland
16 Aug 2013 10:09AM
All superb, but v1 and v2 are especially good.

Regards.

Bob
danbrann 15 640 17
16 Aug 2013 10:58AM
I think they are just showing off and posing. Excellent images.
16 Aug 2013 11:20AM
Excellent set of images
mike
EileenH 6 1 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2013 11:54AM
Four fantastic images Smile

Eileen
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
16 Aug 2013 1:08PM
Excellent set
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
16 Aug 2013 1:29PM
Beautiful; I love the light shining through the fish.
Rende
fificat100 8 5 2 Scotland
16 Aug 2013 1:51PM
Four superb captures. V1 takes my vote.

Lavina
EMJAYCEE Plus
10 10 10 England
16 Aug 2013 2:21PM
Great set but V1 is my #1.
Joan.
16 Aug 2013 4:40PM
Brilliant detail, great clarity and timing. An amazing set of images Bill.
Effrossini
Mike_Smith Plus
12 611 1 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2013 5:33PM
A beautiful set of shots Bill, i have just read your piece about there catch i also thought they resembled an eel
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
16 Aug 2013 6:34PM
Great series Bill. Super shots.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
ali63 8 785 1 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2013 8:49PM
Brilliant series, superb photography,

Ali SmileSmile
16 Aug 2013 10:34PM
Fantastic set. Cathy
16 Aug 2013 11:53PM
Excellent captures !
George
17 Aug 2013 12:19AM
Excellent set Bill,brilliant shots..Lin
17 Aug 2013 9:50AM
She loves catfish!Smile I love it too... fried!Wink
Very good set, Bill!
Regards Valery
annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Germany
18 Aug 2013 12:34AM
excellent, love the light through the fish Smile
20 Aug 2013 9:02AM
V2 for me Bill excellent

Graham

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