Lovely Water Voles

The water vole is a species that has evaded me for quite a while.  I have had a few sightings over the years, but no good photo opportunities.  So when a friend offered to show me the a water vole platform on a small stream local to me, I didn’t hesitate.  While there a small water…

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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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