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  1. Heron stalking

    03 Aug 2016

    Herons are a bit of a reoccurring theme for me.  I’ve many photos of nesting herons and flying herons but few decent photos of herons stalking and hunting except at a substantial distance.  The reason is pretty simple.  These may be big birds and they are noisy and bold with…


  2. It’s not all about deer, today a kestrel stole the show.

    25 Oct 2015

    The weather forecast promised clear skies over south east England for this morning so I couldn’t pass-up an early morning out photographing the rut again.  I’ve now got a few hundred more very good images but I’m still missing a really dramatic battle of dominant stags.  At times, the early…


  3. Wet day, worth going out?

    24 Oct 2015

    Oh yes.  I love taking the camera out in the rain because something unexpected often turns up.   Wildlife, like us, tend to hunker down a bit in the rain but there is always something going on.  This heron was wrapped up and doing pretty much nothing but trying to keep…


  4. Carry on Rutting - week 2

    11 Oct 2015

    I spent another dawn and early morning in Richmond Park yesterday as the weather looked promising.  As last week, we had mist at 7am making way to light clouds and very brief spells.  Again, ok but not perfect.   I was hoping the rut would be properly in swing but it’s…


  5. Ring Necked Parakeet

    11 Oct 2015

    Immigration is a hot political topic in the UK but we often overlook how small the world has also become for fauna and flora.  The last ice age (the Devensian) ended ‘only’ 12,000 years ago and that covered pretty much half of the UK.  This means that many of what…


  6. Start of the Red Deer Rut

    03 Oct 2015

    It’s October, the leaves have begun to turn on the trees and Autumn is fast incoming.  For red deer, October means just one thing: the rut.   The last week we have had a high pressure weather system lingering over the UK.  The weather has been mild, blue skies, little wind…


  7. Lessons from experiments

    12 Sep 2015

    This post is about post an image that I didn’t manage to get.  So far.        We’ve put up a number of nest-boxes in the garden and we usually have a couple of them successfully hosting birds each year.  Often blue tits.  Earlier this summer I decided to see if I…


  8. Good to see you again…

    02 Sep 2015

    In 2009 I took a series of photographs of grey seals in Cornwall.  I’d recently been looking, sorting and eventually published a few here.  I’ve taken photos of grey seals around the UK and further afield on the coasts of the North Atlantic but these are still about the best…


  9. Wasps, tough little blighters…

    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.     As…


  10. Hunters vs Photographers

    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…


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

    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…


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