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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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A banded demoiselle resting over a pool in the late summer sun. These creatures look like little fairies as they flutter up and down the river edge with wings that seem to beat in slow motion. Stunning!

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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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I love the bubbling sound of curlews on the Yorkshire moorland on a summer’s day. Now at the end of the breeding season, these birds are gathering and making their way to the coast and lower pastures

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