Tag Archives: Landscape and wildlife photographer

Common Swift photography at the nest

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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Banded Demoiselle

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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Arkengarthdale and black grouse

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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Curlew on the moors

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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Summer Plumaged Turnstone

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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