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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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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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I spent a pleasant hour photographing house sparrows interacting with man as they picked up crumbs around our breakfast table outside the motorhome. There were good numbers of adults and juveniles all as bold as brass, feeding from our hands and perching on the bikes propped up at the side. It was nice to capture […]

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Mission impossible? Almost! I spent a couple of hours trying common swift photography at the nest and it’s a hard task. By the time you think they are going to jump out of the nest and you’ve pressed the shutter, they’ve gone! Now that I know where they are nesting, I will try again next […]

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Today I received a phone call about an ecology survey to be carried out on a farm in Arkengarthdale, a beautiful and remote valley in the Yorkshire Dales. That got me thinking about black grouse amongst other birds of the valley and so I thought I would post a photo I took in Scotland a […]

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Just got round to processing a few shots from earlier this spring. I photographed this summer plumaged turnstone on a quiet beach on the Isle of Bute in early June. There were around 9 individuals in various stages of summer plumage, presumably all heading north but likely non-breeders given the date. Also on the Isle […]

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Just got back from 3 days in northern Greece where I’ve been photographing Dalmatian pelicans. The weather was superb for the whole of the three days we were there and the pelicans couldn’t have performed any better. Both the D3 and the D7000 took a beating as I rattled through 5000+ images in two days […]

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