Latice brown and cleopatra butterfly, swallowtail caterpillar tiger beetle and house martin on Mounda beach, Kefalonia

A couple of years ago I went to Kefalonia, staying in Skala at the south of the island. A decent walk away was Mounda beach near Katelios. This beach is one of the last breeding sites for loggerhead turtles on Kefalonia, a species that is under threat from expanding tourism. However there is a group…

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Red Kites and Raven at Gigrin

The main attraction at Gigrin, is of course the Red Kites. There are lots of them! Its hard to get them with a clean background, by which I mean one with no other kites in the background – not a common problem with BOP! I got a few though: I also managed an ok shot…

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Common buzzards at Gigrin

Back in November I went to Girgin Farm with some friends to photograph the kites. I also wanted some photos of the buzzards and I managed a few nice ones. I got some of one on the ground Related posts: Gigrin Kites in dismal weather Red Kites and Raven at Gigrin Blakeney common and grey…

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Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus

I could write a lot about these fantastic birds but I thought I’d just let the photos do the talking: For anyone with welfare concerns with this bird you can rest easy: the SNH capercaillie recorder was present while I took these photos. Related posts: Capercaillie – Tetrao urogallus Red grouse and golden plover Ptarmigan…

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Reindeer

While not a target species, with them not being 100% wild or native in the strictest sense, coming across the reindeer on the cairngorms was still pretty cool. It was great to see them in an at least semi natural habitat. I tried a different shot too. Related posts: Common toads by a loch –…

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