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The cuckoo is a familiar herald of the British spring time with its loud resonant voice echoing over the woods and fields but in recent years, numbers of this enigmatic bird are in decline. While still numerous in some areas, in many others it is disappearing or has gone from the landscape. Today I was […]

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I’m over in Bulgaria photographing birds and other wildlife and while Ive got internet access, I thought I’d post a species a day. Today was the first day which we spent in the mountains above Sophia where the target species were nutcracker and ring ouzel. Very heavy rain hampered the photography as the nutcrakers stayed […]

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Driving over the moors near Holmfirth, I spotted this little owl (Athene noctua) perched on a quarry face. Judging by the white staining it’s obviously his regular lookout post and more than likely a nest site too. I drove past, set up the 500mm and then cruised back past slowly and eventually stopped and took […]

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I noticed jackdaws (Corvus monedula) were stealing food from a cattle trough in a field where a few highland cattle were grzing. I managed to park up the car and shoot a few images from the window but the birds became very wary and would fly in and try and grab food without landing. A […]

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The warm sunny April sunshine continued today as Ian and I arrived at Marshide to photograph avocets and black-tailed godwits. Althought the light was hazy, it was still too bright to shoot anything before mid-afternoon, so we headed off to nearby Martin Mere, a Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve to try for some images of […]

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