Simply a guillemot in flight!
While having my lunch on a bench in the Addo Elephant Park, South Africa, this most beautiful little bird was working its way along a row of bushes nearby. I must admit my lunch got forgotten for a while!
Watch out below - coming in to land! Every landing looks like an accident in waiting but, if they do get it a bit wrong, they seem to bounce quite well.
These cute little birds are like missiles in flight so catching shots of them is harder than you might expect ...but very rewarding.
As the sun dropped, several birds appeared to enjoy sitting on a rock to watch, including this puffin.
This proud little bird was on its way back to its burrow with yet another beak-full of sand eels, presumably to feed a waiting and hungry brood.
These birds are relatively commonplace in South Africa, but are nonetheless spectacular. This particular one was clearly in the process of nest building.
A lone gull (a great black backed if I wasn't mistaken) stands silhouetted against the sunset