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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Freshwater Inverts at Old Hall Marshes

A couple of weekends ago I was kindly allowed to tag along on Colchester Natural History Groups outing to RSPB Old Hall Marshes. I went along with Pam and Peter, two of the best aquatic ecologists in Essex and we surveyed the borrowdyke near the sea wall. One of the things we found were my…

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Spoonbill

A couple of weeks ago I had a day on the Isle of Sheppey to enjoy some of the wildlife found there. The south of the island is mostly grazing marsh and is rich in wildlife, especially waders and raptors. I took 100s of photos on that day, but the highlight was a spoonbill seen…

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