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  1. Feeding garden birds in the winter…

    Date 10 Jan 2017
    Each year I put up feeders in the garden and endeavour to keep them topped up, especially through the cold spells and when I’m going to be away.  The garden has a strong ‘community’ of grey squirrels so I have to make sure I only use (expensive and sophisticated) “squirrel-proof” feeders so…

  2. Flying a Kite (& Happy Christmas)

    Date 24 Dec 2016
    We are just past the shortest day and the sun stays frustratingly low (just 15 degrees at it’s highest right now) and correspondingly weak.  That makes for short daylight hours long shadows and mostly low shutter speeds!  When the sun comes out, you really do want to take advantage.   Many animals…

  3. Fallow morning

    Date 15 Nov 2016
    On Monday I had to pay a visit to Leicester.  That’s a two and a half hour drive each way assuming the M3, M25 and M1 are actually moving.  However, it gave me the chance to drop by one of my favourite spots of Bradgate park just north of the city.  It’s…

  4. Wildcat?

    Date 11 Nov 2016
    Well, let’s be honest, no.  These couple of pictures are not of a Wildcat but a common domestic cat.  This afternoon, I was out seeing if anything cropped up when I spotted this tabby moving quietly and stealthily on the opposite bank of the canal.  It was tracking several ducks.  I’m not much…

  5. Brownsea Island

    Date 27 Oct 2016
    I took the opportunity today of doing something I haven’t done before.  I went down to Brownsea Islan to watch and photograph Red Squirrels.  Autumn is firmly here and with it misty mornings, trees turning to russet and nuts galore.  Perfect for squirrels.   The challenge is, in the UK,…

  6. Vultures - Critically Endangered…

    Date 18 Oct 2016
    Last week I was finishing off the Botswana journey pages when I decided, really as a bit of an afterthought, to give Vultures their own gallery rather than just bundle them in with a number of other savannah birds.  My reason at the time was that they both made a…

  7. Botswana - now complete…

    Date 13 Oct 2016
    It turned out to be a much greater undertaking than I’d intended but the section on the Botswana Journey is now (probably) complete.  It amounts to 29 galleries, some 90 species of animals and about 325 photos!   Quite a few further galleries have been added below the last blogged section on…

  8. The big one…

    Date 06 Oct 2016
    Well, I could avoid it no longer.  I just had to get the last of the ‘big 5’ onto the Botswana 2016 journey.  With over 1600 photos of Elephants, it was quite a task to select a representative sample.  I hope you enjoy these ones.  You can jump straight to…

  9. Lots more…

    Date 29 Sep 2016
    It’s been a bit busy here both working but also trying to finish off the Botswana Trip.  So busy that I’ve not really been able to pick up a camera since my return.  So, since the last post you will find more galleries covering: Rollers, Warthogs, Buffalo, Storks, African Fish Eagle,…

  10. Genets and Lions

    Date 25 Sep 2016
    Momentum building again with a nocturnal Genet and near nocturnal Lions (two sets) making it onto the site today.  You can find then from the Botswana page here.