Tag Archives: wildlife & landscape photography

Water Vole in Derbyshire

Water voles are very scarce these days so its always nice to come across one, especially when foraging on the river bank like this little guy. Made famous as ‘Ratty’ in the Wind in the Willows book, the water vole is everything but a rat. A very large vole complete with rounded face and thick…

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Little Owl in a quarry

Driving over the moors near Holmfirth, I spotted this little owl (Athene noctua) perched on a quarry face. Judging by the white staining it’s obviously his regular lookout post and more than likely a nest site too. I drove past, set up the 500mm and then cruised back past slowly and eventually stopped and took…

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