Puffins, Gannets, Murres, Razorbills, Terns, Gulls, Shags, Chicks, and Castles! « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Puffins, Gannets, Murres, Razorbills, Terns, Gulls, Shags, Chicks, and Castles!


Images and card design copyright 2014: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. Click on the card to enjoy a spectacular larger version.

The Streak Continues: 236

This post was published just before 6am from my Mom’s home in Holbrook, NY. I had another good afternoon at Nickerson yesterday. I will be very busy packing this morning as I head to Nianctic, CT to catch a ride on a Sunbeam fleet boat to Great Gull Island for a week as an invited guest. My main target will be recently fledged Roseate Terns. They are among the most exquisitely beautiful young terns. If I am able to get online with my cell phone as I did last year, the streak will remain intact. If not, I will see you in a week or so.

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Images and card design copyright 2014: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. Click on the card to enjoy a spectacular larger version.

Puffins, Gannets, Murres, Razorbills, Terns–especially Arctic, Gulls, Shags, Chicks, and Castles!

As you know, our recent trip to the UK for puffins and gannets and more was a huge success. We are going back in 2015. Though the trip is being announced here formally for the first time, we already have 2 very Happy Campers signed up. If you have any questions or if you would like us to hold a spot for you pending the arrival of your deposit check (see below), please let me know via e-mail asap.

We will likely be running a similar trip to Ireland the week before; if you might consider that either separately or in addition to the UK trip announced below, please wait a bit on getting your flights.


Images and card design copyright 2014: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. Click on the card to enjoy a spectacular larger version.

The 2015 UK Puffins and Gannets IPT

June 29 through July 5, 2015: $5499: Limit 10 photographers/Openings 7. Two great leaders: Denise Ippolito and Arthur Morris.

Here are the plans for next year: take a red eye from the east coast of the US on 28 June arriving in Edinburgh, Scotland on the morning of Monday 29 June (or simply meet us then either at the Edinburgh Airport (EDI) or later in the day at our cottages if you are driving your own vehicle either from the UK or from somewhere in Europe. Stay 7 nights in two gorgeous modern country cottages.

There are 5 days of planned puffin/seabird trips—weather permitting, and 1 full day of gannet photography with 2 sessions on the boat. (More info below.)


Images and card design copyright 2014: Denise Ippolito/A Creative Adventure. Click on the card to enjoy a spectacular larger version.

The Rest of the Fine Details

All breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included. All 5 puffins boat lunches will need to be prepared in advance, taken with, and consumed at your leisure. I usually eat mine on the short boat trip from one island to the other. Also included is a restaurant lunch on the gannet boat day and a farewell fine dining thank you dinner. The cost of your National Heritage Trust is also included; that covers the twice a day landing fees.

Plan to fly home on the early morning of Monday 6 July or to continue your stay or travels.

We are planning this as double-occupancy only but we should be able to arrange for singles by renting a 3rd cottage. We would need to know well in advance, i.e., soon, and it would be pricey and would need to be paid with your non-refundable deposit of $2,000. The shared rooms are decent-sized, each with two roomy single beds and a private bathroom. There are two king rooms available for couples. The upscale country-side cottages are beyond lovely with large living areas and lots of open space for image sharing and Photoshop lessons.

The single supplement is $1475. As we will be renting a third cottage the $1475 is due with your deposit and is also non-refundable.

If you are good to go please send your $2,000 deposit check now to save a spot. We do expect this workshop to sell out very quickly as we have already sold 2 slots even though the trip has not yet been formally announced till right now. Not to mention that everyone loves puffins. Please make your check out to “Arthur Morris” and send it to Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART, PO Box 7245, Indian Lake Estates, FL, 33855.

We do hope that you can join us.


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2 comments to Puffins, Gannets, Murres, Razorbills, Terns, Gulls, Shags, Chicks, and Castles!

  • Stratos Diakoniarakis

    You already know this, but that is some truly amazing work! It’s good to see some of your best shots presented all together in that fashion. A true feast for a bird lover’s eyes! Thank you!