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  1. More Mr Fox

    Date 27 Apr 2018
    My ‘suburban fox’ project has been ongoing in the background and by that I mean mainly in the dark hours of the night.  I’ve been trying to work out where they travel around and through my garden and had guessed wrong a few times.  After using a couple of night vision trail cameras…

  2. Spring & Slow-worms

    Date 21 Apr 2018
    Spring has suddenly sprung this week as we have enjoyed a burst of warm weather.  I keep an eye out at the time of year for emerging lizards and snakes.  Never easy to see unless you know where to look.  Earlier this week a large female grass snake (about two…

  3. A bit more of that spectacular ordinary…

    Date 16 Apr 2018
    The mute swan is a very familiar sight on our rivers, canals and lakes.  They are big birds and have a bit of a fearsome reputation (e.g breaking arms) which is partly deserved as they can be very territorial especially when they have young about.  I’ve been chased by one who is…

  4. Looking at the ordinary…

    Date 05 Apr 2018
    I’m often aware that I overlook the most ordinary of our wildlife, somehow seeing it as less interesting than the less familiar.  Sometimes I have to force myself to look afresh.   At the weekend I again visited the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust site in Arundel. It’s feeling like a…

  5. Gone, and on our watch…

    Date 20 Mar 2018
    Today, the last male Northern White Rhino (known as ‘Sudan’) died after an illness at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya. That’s basically it, a major mammal ‘mega fauna’ species is now effectively extinct because there are just two females left.  And that has happened on our watch. Photography theme? Well…

  6. Day 2 at the Great Crested Grebe house

    Date 14 Mar 2018
    After yesterday’s luck at the lake with Great Crested Grebes I went back again today for a couple of hours and was treated to a repeat performance.  After that is sitting in the cold for a couple of hours and getting a bit morose about the light dropping and everything…

  7. Scouting for Great Crested Grebes…

    Date 13 Mar 2018
    The weather has been pretty poor for a while now.  What with a short but vicious cold snap - “the Beast from the East” - at the end of Feb and the usual drab late winter it hasn’t really felt we were anywhere near spring.  Today started grey and even had hints…

  8. Urban Fox II

    Date 13 Feb 2018
    I’m beginning to understand more about the movements of at least one of the local fox near my house.  It (not sure if it’s a he or she yet) looks quite young and seems to visit about ever other night, sometimes every night.  Timing is not very predictable but ranges from…

  9. Kenya Mini Blog finished

    Date 18 Jan 2018
    More than three months after our return from Kenya I’ve finally finished the mini-blog and sorting, processing and posting of the images from the trip.  It has been fun revisiting many of the images and memories of the trip.  I hope some of you visiting here may have enjoyed seeing these photos…

  10. A mid January day…

    Date 14 Jan 2018
    January leading into February can be a dreary time. For some days, we have been locked into oppressively low slate lidded skies that crush the very colour from the day.  Coupled with a dampness that seeps into your bones this is not a time to fill you with enthusiasm for for…