There cant be many wildlife photographers in Essex that haven’t made a visit to RSPB Rainham Marshes in the last couple of weeks, where 2, 3 or 4 (depending who you ask!) water rails have been uncharacteristically showy for a usually reclusive bird. I made a visit a couple of Sundays ago and when it…Details
Well its taken longer than planned, but here is the best of my photos from July to December 2014 In July I had a close encounter with a giant horselfy Tabanus sp. Thankfully they are not usually interested in biting humans! I visited Thursley common on the way to New Forest and after disappointing amount…Details
Here a few photos taken with my ‘surface dweller’ pond creature set up of a Pirate spider female with egg case or cocoon You an learn how to take photographs like these at the pond creatures photography workshop, more details here Related posts: Pirate spider – Pirata piraticus Pirate spider close up Pond olive mayfly…Details
A few from an August visit the ‘Britain’s Rainforest’ Canvey Wick in 2013. 2013 was a good summer for clouded yellow butterflies, I saw more that year than all previous years combined. This field grasshopper posed nicely. A Common Damselfly perched on a rose hip. And this holly blue on some bramble. A common darter…Details
While at Kensington Gardens I came across this Canada x greylag hybrid goose ( Anser anser x Branta canadensis) and got some nice photos of it in the late afternoon winter sunlight. Related posts: Grey heron close ups and grey squirrel wide angles in Regents Park Bearded tits, stonechat reed buntings and dunnock Manadrin Duck…Details
Last weekend I walked through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, and the light for once was lovely. While there I had a go at photographing some common gulls. and a HErring gull I tried a herring gull in-flight close up and captured one landing too. Thanks to Marianne Taylor for the gull IDs! Related posts:…Details
Here a few shots of a red squirrel that turned up at Loch Garten.
Back in September a medium sized diving beetle was pulled out of one of the Wat Tyler ponds. I recognised it straight away as Hydaticus seminiger, as I’d seen it in books and it was a scarce species. This was the first recorded in South Essex Marshes area (though it has been recorded at Rainham…Details