Wrawby Postmill By Bob RiachWrawby Postmill By Bob Riach

The Gambia March 2018

March 29, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Here are a selection of photos from our Gambia trip in March 2018 http://www.picturefocus.co.uk/gambia

 

Starling 1 @ Jo BirdStarling 1 @ Jo Bird Flying Roller 9 @ Jo BirdFlying Roller 9 @ Jo Bird Pied Kingfisher With Fish © Bob RiachPied Kingfisher With Fish © Bob Riach

 

Within 10 minutes of arriving home we ordered some prints  to be delivered on the next day ready to be framed over the weekend  to install in our Birds of Gambia Exhibition that started at 8am on the Monday  (We love pressure lol)

We had an amazing time in Gambia

We took some pencils, crayons and notebooks with us to give to the children as the schools do not provide these for the children

We are planning a second trip in November when we will visit a wholesalers and purchase supplies for the schools, as we are limited what we can take with us due to luggage charges.   

Whilst there we used the services of 3 local wild life guides. We used one guide Lamin Camera on 4 occasions.

We wanted to help Lamin, so we have sponsored him by paying for and designing his own website to enable him to attract more business. The website is live and we are still updating it see http://www.thegambiabirdguide.com . When we told Laming he nearly cried he was so grateful.


Winterton Photographic Exhibition Photographs Taken by Jo Bird & Bob Riach

August 03, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Photographic Exhibition

Winterton Rangers Football Club

Friday 25th August 2017

Unlike our previous exhibitions this will be a one night only exhibition. The Club do have some of our pictures on permanent display 

We have added lots of new photographs to this exhibition  

Photos will be professionally printed and framed also printed on canvas and will be available to purchase or order on the night. 

The venue has recently undergone refurbishment if you haven’t been recently it’s worth a visit

 

Jo Bird & Bob Riach

 

Winterton ExhibitionWinterton Exhibition


Puffin pictures taken on the Farne Island

June 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The puffin is one of the country's favourite birds and there are few better places to see them up close than on the Farne Islands

The puffin is unmistakable; once seen, never forgotten. With its beautiful markings, strikingly coloured bill and almost comic gait it is a bird that has endeared itself to millions.

Though often known as a sea parrot, locally in Northumberland, the bird is known as a 'Tommy noddy'.

 

Each year, puffins return to the Farnes to breed. This is generally between April and late July with the peak breeding season being in May and June. For the remainder of the year, the birds fly out to sea, overwintering on the water, only returning to land each year for a short window to breed and raise their young. It is while out on the water, that they shed their brightly coloured bills, in favour of a dull grey winter bill colouring. But, as spring approaches, the vibrant colours return and, by the time they settle on land again, the bill is clear again for all to see. 

Puffins are an red-listed bird species. This means there has been a severe decline in the population of puffins over the last 25 years. Over half of the UK population is based at just a handful of sites.

Amazing birds to see over 50,000 on the island at the moment and they will all leave the island in the next few weeks

Jo Bird & Bob Riach June 2017

 

Fish Supper © Bob RiachFish Supper © Bob RiachFish Supper


A section of pictures from last nights visit to York

August 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

A section of pictures from last nights visit to York

 

http://www.picturefocus.co.uk/york

 

002 The Shambles York © Bob Riach002 The Shambles York © Bob Riach

 


Cleethorpes Exhibtion

July 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

We have been asked by, The Tourism Department of North East Lincolnshire Council, to exhibit some of our photographs. 

Jo Bird and myself have installed the 1st stage of our Photographic  Exhibition (upstairs, Community Gallery), at Cleethorpes Discovery Centre. 

Stage 2 of the exhibition, is on the ground floor Gallery and commences on Wednesday the 13th July. 

There will be an open evening during July, date to be announced 

The exhibition will last for 3 months . 

We are planning to introduce different images throughout our exhibition, to encourage people to revisit to see more of our work.
 
North East Lincolnshire Council will be selling the images from the venue.

 

Bob Riach 

Archive
January February (2) March (1) April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July (1) August (1) September October November December
January February March April May June (1) July August (1) September October November December
January February March (1) April May June July August September October November December