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The warm spring sunshine tempted me away from editing commercial photography shoots to head over to do some insect photography at Brockadale. There were plenty of butterflies on the wing, including brimstone, orange tip and large white and plenty of whitethroats in full song. Across the valley, the soft purring of a turtle dove was […]

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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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A brief visit to Old Moor RSPB reserve today didn’t yield much in the way of bird photography but we came across this newly emerged four spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) whose wings were just about dry but it didn’t quite have the power of flight. This meant we could take our time in terms of […]

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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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