A few weeks ago a kingfisher pair were nesting in front of the Marshland discovery zone hide at RSPB Rainham. I had yet to get a photo of a kingfisher that didn’t have something seriously flawed about it so I headed to the hide to get some shots. There were a couple of issues though…Details
Regular readers of this blog may be aware that I have dabbled in filming underwater wildlife in situ (as well as in aquariums). A few months ago I saw Ricoh Pentax advertising their ‘Join the team’ competition, were if you could come up with a good project, they would send you a camera to carry…Details
Yesterday I broke my dragonfly photography duck, well today I smashed it and got an unprecedented (for me) 5 species in April. Typically in April I might get my first large red damselflies, and I may have seen 1 or 2 more species in later days of April before, but 5 species is a new…Details
I’ve been seeing large red damselflies for a couple of weeks, but none until today have settled anywhere I could get a half decent photo. This male I found today in Wat Tyler CP sat nicely on a leaf and let me photograph him. There was however a bit of a light breeze and it…Details
As some of you are aware, I recently started running photography tuition sessions at Norsey Woods, Billericay and Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea. The first was the photographing wildflowers and insects at Norsey Woods yesterday. The site is the densest bluebell wood in the country and photographing these a large part of the morning and…Details
I got a Text today from the wonderful Howard Vaughan informing me that there was a pair of Black Winged Stilts at RSPB Bowers Marsh. They are the first seen in the UK in 2014 I have been told. I was fortunately about to go on my lunchbreak, so popped over to bowers where a…Details
A couple of shots of a tree sparrow on the RSPB Bempton visitor centre roof.
Last month I spent some time at The RSPB feeders and I got what I think are my best blue tit shots.