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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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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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Yorkshire wildlife photographer: Siberian Accentor at Easington Today I made the pilgrimage over to east Yorkshire to glimpse Siberian accentor at Easington, only the second record for Britain. The first record turned up on Shetland just a few days ago and no-one expected there to be another bird hot on its heels, this time in […]

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Today was my first outing with the new Nikon D500 and Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 VR lens. I got both of these new bits of kit just a day ago and was keen to see what both were capable of; the camera for focus accuracy and burst speed and the lens for AF speed, contrast and […]

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Still editing images from the summer as and when I get time and here is one I like from a session with great crested grebe in York in the spring. This shot was taken just as the sun came up and the bird was lit by some nice low cross lighting which gives a spotlight […]

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In the hide for around 7hrs today hoping to do kingfisher but for one reason or another, they never showed up! However, despite the no-show by the kingfishers, the day wasn’t entirely wasted as three water rails put on a great floor show in front of the hide. These normally shy birds were fairly bold […]

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