Photos for the avifauna

This new version of the avifauna has reasonable storage space for photos. So we’d like to include at least one photo for each species.

I’ve been adding my photos to get an idea of how the storage space is being used, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t contribute to those species too.

Photos of Pembrokeshire birds are preferred, although some species that were only seen without the benefit of digital photography may just have to have an example photo – one that reminds people of what the species looks like (species that are asterisked in the list below).

If you have a photo of a rarer species – one that has all records listed, for example – please state which record it refers to.

Photos should be cropped to 16:9 ratio if possible, and maximum 1200px width. If you can add your name/watermark in the bottom right corner, please do so. The bird’s head, at least, should be in the centre of the photo so that it shows up on the updates page (my photos were added before I made this page, so they are not all as suitable as they could be).

Email photos to me with up to half a dozen photos attached per email. If you’ve sized them correctly, this won’t be an overload.

If you prefer me to take photos from the sightings blog, I can do that, but note that the quality is not likely to be as good as for the original photos. You’ve probably already made some adjustments to the photo, blogger makes additional adjustments, and by the time I’ve resized it etc, that is another layer that inevitably further degrades the image. And then WordPress might add to the carnage.

If you have a video of the species, uploaded to YouTube, that can also be considered, as embedding it won’t use any of our storage space. Eg. grey phalarope.

Priority species that don’t have any photos yet:

Alpine accentor*
American bittern*
American golden plover
American wigeon
Aquatic warbler
Arctic redpoll*
Arctic Skua
Baird’s Sandpiper
Balearic shearwater
Barn Owl
Barnacle Goose
Barred Warbler
Bean Goose
Black Duck*
Black Grouse*
Black Kite
Black Scoter*
Black Stork
Black Tern
Black-and-white Warbler*
Black-browed albatross*
Black-eared wheatear*
Black-headed bunting
Blackburnian warbler*
Blue-winged Teal*
Blyth’s pipit
Blyth’s reed warbler
Bonaparte’s gull
Bonelli’s Warbler
Booted warbler
Brown-headed cowbird
Buff-breasted sandpiper
Caspian Gull
Caspian Tern
Cedar Waxwing*
Cirl Bunting*
Citrine Wagtail*
Common Redpoll
Common crossbill
Dark-eyed Junco
Desert Wheatear
Dusky thrush*
Dusky warbler*
Fea’s Petrel
Forster’s Tern*
Glaucous gull
Golden oriole
Great Grey shrike
Greenish warbler
Grey Partridge
Gull-billed Tern
Gyr Falcon
Honey Buzzard
Hume’s Warbler*
Indigo Bunting*
Isabelline Wheatear
Jack Snipe
Leach’s Petrel
Little Auk
Little Shearwater*
Little swift*
Long-tailed Skua
Moussier’s Redstart*
Night Heron
Northern/Baltimore Oriole*
Olive-backed Pipit
Ortolan Bunting
Pacific Diver
Pallas’ Sandgrouse*
Pallas’ Warbler
Pechora Pipit
Pectoral Sandpiper
Pied Wheatear*
Pine Bunting*
Pomarine Skua
Radde’s Warbler
Red-breasted flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Red-flanked Bluetail
Red-legged Partridge
Red-necked Phalarope
Red-throated Pipit
Richard’s Pipit
Ring Ouzel
Ring-necked duck
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Roseate Tern
Ross’s Gull*
Rough-legged buzzard
Royal Tern
Ruddy Duck*
Ruddy Shelduck*
Rustic bunting*
Sabine’s Gull
Scops Owl
Semi-palmated sandpiper
Shore lark
Short-toed Lark
Snow Goose
Sooty shearwater
Sooty Tern*
Spotted Sandpiper
Stone Curlew
Surf scoter
Swainson’s Thrush
Tawny Pipit*
Temminck’s Stint
Tree Pipit
Turtle dove
Upland Sandpiper*
Velvet Scoter
Western Orphean Warbler
White-billed Diver*
White-rumped Sandpiper
Wilson’s Petrel
Yellow-billed Cuckoo*
Yellow-browed Warbler