Superb Seals

Going back to a couple of weekends ago, while on my birthday wildlife weekend, I spent an afternoon at a seal colony. Descending the steep cliff path down towards the colony, we could see a number of seals out on the rocks. The weather was warm and this small seal was sitting on a rock,…

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Red grouse on the inglorious 12th

A couple of weekends ago I was planning to go to Dorset to find some raft spiders, but for various reasons I had to cancel that trip and instead I ended up in Yorkshire. The first day was spent up on the North York Moors and the date was the 12th of August, the start…

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Great crested newt

I recently had the opportunity to photograph an adult Great crested newt (under license) properly for the fist time using my photo aquarium and natural light. I have seen the photo on survey many times, but this was the first time I had found one in the day time and when I had my set…

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Rainy day at Penearth Farm

The second day of my holiday was a bit damp and a trip to Seaton beach (the one in Cornwall) was a disappointment – grey shingle with a nice river, sadly covered in double figures of dogs ensuring there was no bird life to be seen! The cliffs behind the sea wall look interesting botanically…

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