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Wildfowl and waterbirds in Lancashire: Mere Sands Wood The glorious spring weather tempted me into a foray for wildfowl and waterbirds over in Lancashire today. Although the weather was excellent, the hit rate for species was less so with no sign of the long staying bittern, very few waders at Martin Mere WWT and absolutely […]

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Songbird photography A couple of hours of songbird photography at Old Moor RSPB reserve near Barnsley paid dividends today resulting in more than a handful of good images. The most common bird was bullfinhc and reed bunting along with the usual suspects such as blue tit, great tit, goldfinch, blackbird and chaffinch, but we had […]

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Yorkshire east coast bird photography The spring sunshine lured me out for some Yorkshire east coast bird photography today, although the sun was a bit later in showing than I had hoped for. The day began with a visit to the wintering Mediterranean gulls which I’d hoped would be in full summer plumage by now […]

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Today was the first time I’ve used the Nikkor 200-500mm for some winter feeding station bird photography. The ability to zoom is a real boon when working from a hide like this, especially with a 1.4x extender attached. I’ve always used a Nikon 500mm f/4 lens for much of my bird photography but the fixed […]

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Red grouse photography on the moors After finishing a commercial job in Pately Bridge, I decided to drive home across the moorland from Pately Bridge to Ripon in order to photograph red grouse. I had packed the D500 and 200-500mm Nikkor as I’d a good idea that I might take this route home, so with […]

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