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I thought I’d post a selection of images of Meditteranean gulls and sand martins in Brittany, taken on a recent family holiday around Quiberon (pronounced Kiberon). As it was a family holiday, I didn’t do a great deal of nature photography but I did have the Nikon D500 and Nikkor 200-500mm lens with me so, […]

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This is probably the final post from my recent combined family holiday and  bird photography on Texel and so I thought I share a few images of the beautiful bluethroat and some of the landscapes of the island. The bluethroats are found in the dunes down on the SW corner of the island, but the […]

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I’ve just returned from a few days’ bird photography on Texel, Netherlands and I’m now going through the images. It wasn’t just a bird  photography trip, I was out there with the family but I managed to get a few hours in from first light until breakfast each day and then again in the last […]

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I had to head up to Pately Bridge to undertake an ecologocal survey on a barn at dusk, so I decided to head up there early and try for some photos of moorland birds and mammals in the late evening sun. The grouse were there in plenty but none really played ball until one perched […]

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The final bird we photographed on the three day trip to Wiltshire was the displaying great bustard that are being reintroduced to Salisbury Plain. This is a magnificent bird that once bred in the UK on Salisbury Plain and the Yorkshire Wolds but was hunted to extinction. Now, a dedictaed team are collecting eggs under […]

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I’ve been away for a few days with a couple of friends to photograph firecrest in Wiltshire. I’m not sure what the breeding status of this beautiful bird is in Yorkshire, but down in Wiltshire they seemd to be almost abundant! The woodland edges around Longleat were ringing with the sound of these colourful, but […]

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