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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. One of those (good) days

    Date 07 Jan 2018
    My dog walk yesterday turned out to be a bit of a surprise.  The weather wasn’t great, a bit damp, cool but there was a little bit of sun being filtered through light cloud.  So it was light enough to warrant carrying my camera.  It started nicely when we, well…

  8. Water Rail First

    Date 05 Jan 2018
    I was in need of a bit of fresh air this afternoon, especially as we had a window of a few hours between one stormy weather system and likely the next one.  So I bowled down to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust site at Arundel to see what was about…

  9. [My] Urban Fox…

    Date 10 Dec 2017
    We have a number of nocturnal visitors to our garden and surrounding streets, namely foxes and badgers.  Last night was the first time I’ve managed to photograph one and get an image worth sharing.  Getting this photo has not been a quick task… It’s taken me, on and off, about…

  10. Lions of the Masai Mara

    Date 16 Nov 2017
    I’ve been slowly adding photos to the Kenya mini blog so there are several more galleries there since the last time I posted.  The latest is a collection of the Lions of the Masai Mara.  Here’s one of my personal favourites.