More of the Water rail

A week after my first visit to see the water rail I went back for another go. I got a nice one in the water But when it posed on some nice green vegetation, the shadow of someone standing behind me (I was laying down!) was cast in exactly the wrong place, again just as…

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Polycelis felina Flatworm

Back in November I visited Foxglove Covert Nature resrve in yorkshire and carried out some stream dipping.  Among what I found was this Polycleis felina flatworm Its a species usually found in streams, often under stones in faster flowing stretches. It can be recognised by the large number of eye spots bordering the head its…

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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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