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2021: The Year So Far

May 26, 2021 - I can't believe it's the nearly the end of May and this is my first post. Despite how quiet things may seem here, I have...
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Adonis Blues

June 11, 2020 - I recently decided to dedicate a bit of my free time to photographing Adonis Blue butterflies (Polyommatus Bellargus) th...
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Redstarts

June 04, 2020 - The natural world has so much to offer during the spring months that it can often be hard to know where to look. Migrant...
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Butterfly Photography

May 26, 2020 - The 2020 butterfly season started some time ago and when the lockdown was announced my heart sank as I had big photograp...
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Reed Buntings

May 18, 2020 - If you read my previous post, you'll know that my lockdown photography had revolved mainly around the birds right outsid...
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Lockdown Photography

May 04, 2020 - I don't need to tell you that over the last few weeks, life has been turned upside down and inside out thanks to the Cor...
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Successful Sparrawhawk

April 27, 2020 - Wildlife photography can often involve a lot of planning. This can range from time spent researching and scoping out loc...
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Worcestershire Waxwing

April 15, 2020 - As a child, when I first got into birds and found myself trawling through the countless books I'd either borrowed from t...
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Short-eared Owls

March 08, 2020 - Following my previous post which was dedicated to the local barn owls, I've had a little more time out and about and whi...
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Barn Owls

February 17, 2020 - It's been too long since my last post and to be honest it's been equally as long since I've had a chance to get out on a...
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Fritillary Fever

July 22, 2019 - If you happen to be a regular reader you might be aware that my luck with Dark Green Fritillaries hasn't been great. For...
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More Butterflies

July 05, 2019 - Just a short post by way of an update on my current butterfly photography project. Over the last few days I've had a bit...
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Dark Green Fritillaries

July 01, 2019 - Over the last couple of weeks I've made several visits to Cleeve Hill - mainly the Masts Reserve - in search of the stun...
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Marbled Whites

June 27, 2019 - On the evening of Friday 21st June I went over to Stroud to visit my parents and wish my Dad a very happy birthday. Afte...
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Large Blues

June 21, 2019 - As mentioned in my previous post, I'd been getting increasingly frustrated by the lack of opportunity to get out with my...
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A Not So Common Blue

June 14, 2019 - With the weather not realising it's summer, I'm suffering serious cabin fever at the moment and planned photography sess...
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2019 Butterfly Season

May 29, 2019 - The first butterflies of the year emerged a number of months ago, and whilst I missed the start of the season, I've been...
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Florida - Part Two

May 15, 2019 - This is second part of my Florida trip report and covers the final few days, which were spent around the Fort Myers area...
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Florida - Part One

October 29, 2018 - It's fair to say that for most of 2018, my bird photography has taken a back seat. Moving house, work and a general lack...
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Silver-studded Super Saturday

June 26, 2018 - With the butterfly season well underway and the weather doing what it's supposed to do for a change at this time of year...
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A Long Overdue Catch-up

June 22, 2018 - I can't believe it's been nearly a year since my last bog post. Where has the time gone?! Whilst the blog has been quiet...
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Dordogne Butterflies: Part 2

August 08, 2016 - So, I'd already hit the jackpot with the Swallowtails found earlier in the week. One thing I hadn't got which became an...
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I Got The Blues

June 25, 2016 - No, this post has nothing to do with my mood yesterday morning when I woke up to the shocking news that the UK has voted...
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California Dreamin'; Part Two

May 16, 2016 - If you read my previous post you'll remember me talking about a quick scan of Ocean Beach in San Francisco whilst explor...
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California Dreamin': Part One

May 10, 2016 - I've just returned from a truly memorable trip to the USA, spending two weeks spread across Las Vegas (Nevada), Santa Ro...
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A Day of Finches and Firsts

January 17, 2016 - Saturday 16th January 2016 was a good day. After what has been a depressingly dull few weeks, if not months, winter fina...
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Review of 2015

December 31, 2015 - The end of 2015 is nigh. That can mean only one thing. No, not drunkenly bumbling through 'Auld Lang Syne' at midnight o...
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Scilly Snow Bunting

October 04, 2015 - We've just returned home from a fantastic week on the Isles of Scilly. Spending the last week in September on a small ar...
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The Marbled White

June 25, 2015 - Daneway Banks here in Gloucestershire is an absolute gem of a nature reserve. Run by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, and...
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More Butterflies, Dragons and Damsels

June 07, 2015 - Since my last blog post in early May I've been making the most of the improving weather with plenty of visits to local w...
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Grass Snakes Galore

May 09, 2015 - Like a box of chocolates, this time of year offers a bit of everything when it comes to wildlife. Spring migration has r...
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A Day In The Forest

March 24, 2015 - The Forest of Dean has been very popular of late and for good reason. Hawfinches, a Great Grey Shrike (or two?), Crossbi...
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St David's Day

March 01, 2015 - March 1st is a special day. It's the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales. It's also the day on which my...
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Project Water Rail

February 16, 2015 - Introduction Rallus Aquaticas. More commonly known as the Water Rail. An elusive bird that is more often heard than see...
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