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  1. Wasps, tough little blighters…

    Date 02 Aug 2015
    Last week I put up a post about finding a wasp nest that had been dug up by - probably - a badger.  I was pretty sure that the nest was done for even though the queen had survived.  Well, a week later, I returned to confirm my suspicions.    …

  2. Great Crested Grebe…

    Date 01 Aug 2015
    Just added some a Great Crested Grebe section to ‘air’ plus some individual photos to ’other’.  The grebe photos were taken on a Sigma 400mm f5.6, my original long telephoto.  I think it was this session that made me realise that this lens was very good at f8 and above but just not…

  3. Hunters vs Photographers

    Date 31 Jul 2015
    When I was setting up this site I though quite hard about the introductory page where I mention there being ‘something of the hunter in the makeup of the wildlife photographer’.  I wasn’t sure that this would be understood but it was really meant in the sense that taking wildlife photographs…

  4. Glossy Ibis…

    Date 28 Jul 2015
    Added some photos of a Glossy Ibis photographed in the Azores islands.

  5. Now, here’s something a little unusual…

    Date 26 Jul 2015
    While walking the dog yesterday and trying to follow a family of Green Woodpeckers I crossed an area of recently cut meadow.  It’s pretty uneven but among the cut grass I saw a small hole about 6” across.  Freshly dug holes are always worth a look.  This is what was in there. …

  6. Green Woodpeckers…

    Date 26 Jul 2015
    OK, so we have quite a lot of Green Woodpeckers in our area.  One particular area is right on their idea site; a broadleaf woodland next to a large uncultivated but managed meadow area.  I regularly see Green’s flying or on the ground in the meadow.  Plus, their ‘yaffle’ call is…

  7. Hi, introducing the site.

    Date 26 Jul 2015
    Hello, this is the first, experimental post in the blog.  It’s likely to be more of a time-to-time on-going narrative of stuff associated with wildlife photography but with perhaps a slightly broader narrative.  Time will tell.   The website is now up and running with a fair amount of material uploaded.  It’s likely…