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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Got an email last night to say a pectoral sandpiper was at the local country park lake and then today, a phone call from Mike to say it was still there. So, late this afternoon, I gave up on the wedding edits and headed down to Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield to see if I […]

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Shelduck coming into land at Martin Mere WWT reserve. Each evening the sky is full of them as they fly into the reserve to rest and feed. A great way of practicing flight photography! Nikon D3, Nikkor 500mm f/4 lens handheld

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The warm September sun (around 26dgC today!) always brings the comma butterflies to the blackberries to feed. These uniquely-shaped butterflies spend the winter in a shed or other dark place and os need to build up sugar reserves to last them the winter without having to wake. The comma gets its name from the white […]

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It only takes me around 50 minutes drive to get into prime red grouse habitat in the Yorkshire Dales or North Yorkshire Moors, so I often get up there when the birds are at their best and calling. Cruising the small roads that criss-cross the open moorland will eventually bring you into contact with one […]

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In February 2010 I booked a photo tour with Steve West and Birding in Spain to photograph the enigmatic lammergeier. Was the trip all that it was billed to be? I think not, pretty disappointing really given the price we paid and after 12 months of haggling, Steve West has finally washed his hands of […]

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