Posts Tagged ‘RSPB’

Photography David W McMahon

Today the students have been recreating sea life environments with in the studio, photographing a variety of subjects, which include Shore crabs, Starfish, Beadlett anemone, Cockles, Whelks and Periwinkles to name a few. The MSc students are doing this project as part of the marine biology, which is run by Jill Groom.

Also part of the marine biology project the students within the MSc Biological photography and Imaging also get taught how to use Adobe illustrator to create illustrations of sea life. The students have to create a shore life guide as their final project with this module. The Marine biology module consists of visits to Birmingham fish market, Birmingham sea life both of these they visited last week, the studio and illustrator session and visits out to Filey Brigg and Bempton cliffs later this year.

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The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch returns this weekend! Put simply, they implore anyone and everyone to sit for an hour watching their own garden and recording the birds they see against an ID sheet. The collated results help form a better picture of the changing fortunes of birdlife across the UK, especially as the picture builds up year on year from each of these events. It’s also a relaxing, fun way to enjoy your own garden and the wildlife in it that you might not have properly noticed if you haven’t previously taken the time to just watch.

You can do your hour at any time this weekend (29th or 30th Jan 2011).

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On the 06th May 2011 the M.S.c Biological Photography & Imaging will be visiting Filey Brigg and Bempton Cliffs.

On the rocky shores and outcrops of Filey Brigg, there will be an enormous variety of sea life, from barnacles and starfish to anemones and crabs. Do not turn your back on the tide it comes in fast, we will be arriving at Filey when the tide is receding, after we have made a visit to Bempton Cliffs, Bempton is a RSPB reserve, the birds that have been spotted there are Gannet, Kittiwake, Puffin, Short-eared owl and Tree sparrows. Avoid areas of danger; watch your footing on the rocks. Do not cross the barriers at the top of Bempton.

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