Best of 2014 – Part 1

As 2014 comes to an end, it means its time to look back at the year and pick out my best photos from the year. The first good photography of the year. came in a January trip to Southend Pier, where I got a nice close up of this turnstone. and a Mediterranean gull in…

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Canada x greylag hybrid goose

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…

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Common gulls and Herring gulls

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:…

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Nuthatch on rock wall

A couple of years ago I visited Gilfach Farm, where it was possible to photograph nuthatches on the stone wall there, rather than the normal tree branches and trunks. Related posts: Balkan Wall Lizard Podarcis tauricus Broad Haven – Jackdaw, rook and rock pipit Palapares and Eurolean antlions, ringed plovers and balkan wall lizard Grizzled…

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Devils fingers fungus Clathrus archeri

While in the New Forest with some friends recently, I was shown some devils fingers (Clathrus archeri) fungi. Also known as the octopus stinkhorn, is not a native species to the UK or Europe (where it is also found), but originates from Australia and New Zealand. It was first found in Cornwall in 1946, and…

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