Last week my wife and I rented a lovely cottage for a week at the side of a beautiful little river in Mid Wales. This lovely but very timid Jay was certainly a challenge to photograph. I was waiting for over an hour to get these shots while he played hide & seek with me.

This lovely Mandarin Duck was a very pleasant surprise on a recent walk around Severn Trents Tittesworth Reservoir in Staffordshire.

In early Spring, especially March/April, Grey Wagtails become much easier to see along various stretches of Cromford Canal in Derbyshire. They can also be seen on the River Derwent from the viaduct on the Cromford Canal at High Peak Junction. If you are lucky Dippers are busy on the river also at this time.

Birding at Calke Abbey & Park in Derbyshire

Saturday, 17 January 2015 by

There is always a good selection of birds to see at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire. My recent visit on January 16th was my 3rd and I was not disappointed. Most of the common birds were showing well from both hides with a couple of unexpected birds turning up, a Water Rail and a Marsh Tit.

Kingfisher at RSPB Blacktoft Sands

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 by

I have been waiting a few years to get a decent photo of the iconic Kingfisher and on the 27th October 2014 it was my time. The bird was busy fishing in a small dyke just in front of the hide I was in. He constantly kept moving along the dyke from perch to perch

Fallow Deer in Calke Country Park NT

Saturday, 27 September 2014 by

Just added a couple of new photos to the Animals Gallery of Fallow Deer at Calke Abbey Country Park in Derbyshire. We went on September 23rd.  It was a lovely warm sunny day with the signs of Autumn everywhere. We also had a 4 mile walk through the Country Park amidst stunning scenery. I would

2 New Dipper Photos uploaded

Sunday, 14 September 2014 by

Just uploaded 2 new Dipper photos taken in Dovedale, Derbyshire yesterday, 13-09-14.

New Small Tortoishell photo added

Friday, 12 September 2014 by

Another Small Tortoishell photo added to the Butterfly Gallery. I like the backlighting of this image, it makes its colours really shine through.

Just added several more photo’s from my trip to Perth, Western Australia in 2012/2013. Latest photos are, Purple Swamphen, Magpie Lark 1 and 2, Silvereye and Red Capped Parrot, Australian Magpie, Bobtail Goanna, Laughing Kookaburra, Osprey 1 and 4 and Yellow Necked Miner.

New Dragonfly Photo’s

Monday, 18 August 2014 by

Just added today, 3 new Dragonfly Photo’s taken at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve near Doncaster, South Yorkshire. There are 2 Common Darter Photo’s and a Ruddy Darter. The new photo’s are Common Darter_2, Common Darter_3 and Ruddy Darter and can be found in the Macro Gallery on page 2.