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
Last month I walked out my front door and noticed Jupiter shining bright in the sky. I had my camera bag nearby so I got out my tripod and tried taking a few shots with my K-5 DSLR and 300mm lens. You can see a pixelated Jupiter and the 4 dots of the moons. I…Details
I currently in the Cairngorms and between preparing for the trip, a talk, making a photobook and nearly losing all my photos Ive taken here (and their subsequent recovery) I haven’t had time to update this blog. But here are some photos from before I left. There has recently been a spoonbill in the South…Details
On Sunday I popped up to Minsmere in an effort to get some photos and video of a bittern among other things. I managed to get the following of a bittern catching 3 sticklebacks as the sun set.
Dear Stephen Metcalfe MP, As I am sure you are aware there is a debate the badger cull on 13 March and a vote on whether the Government’s culling policy should continue. Even a glance at what happened last years cull, with the failure to cull enough badgers, even with its extensions and the governments…Details
A couple of weeks ago I decided to get out the photographic aquarium and try some freshwater invertebrate photography, as I hadn’t tried any for a while. It was pleasingly successful and reminded me why I enjoy this type of photography. I photographed this Berosus sp. water beetle. I managed one nice shot of a…Details
Last summer I noticed some fish fry were hanging around in the shallows of a large pond. Over a few days I checked back and when the local dog walkers hadn’t let their dogs into the pond and the water was clear enough, I placed my Pentax WG-2 in the water and waited for the…Details
When up in the Cairngorms last March I carried out some stream sampling with my net. Among the cranefly larvae with scary looking jaws and the Clinging Mayfly Nymphs, were some impressive looking large stonefly larvae. They were identified by Craig Macadam (Buglife’s Conservation Director) as Perlodes mortoni, the Orange-striped Stonefly. Until recently it was…Details