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  1. Invisible Snipe

    Date 29 Dec 2018
    A post Christmas outing to the WWT (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust) centre at Arundel today just t blow the cobwebs away.  It was a very grey day; we have a high pressure system sitting over the UK at present so its calm, cool rather than cold and, yes, a thick grey…

  2. Great Bear Rainforest Journey Added

    Date 24 Dec 2018
    After something of a delay and just in time for Christmas*, I have now added a new ‘journey’ page.  This gives bit of contextual information of our trip ’Into the Great Bear Rainforest‘ and adds some other photos that don’t fall into any of the existing galleries.  Hopefully, this wraps up the individual posts and galleries into…

  3. Early winter challenge

    Date 16 Dec 2018
    This blog post is a little different.  Its early winter and true to form for December one of the first winter storm blew through on Saturday.  It merely kissed the south east of England with a frigid blast and a fair douse of rain.  Other parts of the country received…

  4. Common / Harbour / Harbor Seals

    Date 28 Nov 2018
    There are a variety of names for this common seal that is widespread across the North Atlantic and Eastern Pacific oceans.  Here in the UK it tends to get called the common seal while, it seems, in North America it’s the Harbour / Harbor seal.  (I rather suspect the 49th parallel…

  5. Autumn Toadstool

    Date 20 Oct 2018
    You really know when October has hit full flush as the fungi come out to play.  On our walk with the dog I saw this pair of pristine fly agaric (Amanita Muscaria) had burst forth.  I took a few photos with my iPhone but it didn’t really do them…

  6. Look again

    Date 13 Oct 2018
    I sometimes need to look at the pictures I’ve taken in a session a more than once to make sure I’ve made the best of them.  It usually helps to leave a bit of time so I can be a bit more objective.   Today I was doing a bit of processing and I realised I had completely overlooked this…

  7. Bubble-netting experience

    Date 08 Oct 2018
    If you ask anyone who has seen or wants to see Humpbacks what they would really likely to see then right after ‘breaching’ comes ‘bubble-netting’.  Really, I think bubble-netting comes at top of the list but it was really too much to put that one on our wish-list. (We had…

  8. Back to the rut

    Date 07 Oct 2018
    It’s early October so it must be deer rutting season… probably.   I’ve been observing the Red Deer rut for a good many years, certainly longer than I’ve been photographing it.  Richmond Park towards the South Western side of London is one of the great places to watch in nearly 4 square miles…

  9. Introducing a Great Grizzly Mom

    Date 19 Sep 2018
    A further teaser from my recent trip to the Great Bear Rain Forest on Canada’s North West Pacific coast.  On a small estuarine inlet with a small river an meandering creeks and during the course of a very wet afternoon with torrential rain we found a number of grizzly bears scavenging…

  10. Flying Humpback Whales

    Date 12 Sep 2018
    This is a bit of a teaser post as we are still travelling and I’m a long way from finished from processing photos from the trip.  However, I did want to share a few of the images from another part of our trip to the ‘inside passage’ in British Columbia…