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Had a walk onto the coal measure heathland between Wakefield & Barnsley to see if I could catch up with a few spring migrants. Although there were singing chiffchaff and my first willow warbler of the year, I didn’t manage to get anything decent. Lots of chaffinch and linnets around too, as well as yellowhammer […]

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The hedgerows are full of birdsong at the moment in this very mild spell we’re having. Migrants are arriving daily and the residents have all taken up song, like this dapper yellowhammer belting out his ‘little bit of bread and no cheese’ chorus. Shot from the car in harsh light so only a record shot, […]

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Headed off to Scarborough today for a tour of the harbour in search of any divers or grebes that might be present in the area. However, before hitting the harbour, we detoured to the boating lake in the town where we caught up with the most obliging male garganey which was resting in the scruffy, […]

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Another fairly fruitless foray out of the county, this time to Lancashire to try for the obliging bitterns we’d heard so much about. Unfortunately, our luck wasn’t in and although we did see bittern briefly, we were unable to photograph it or the short-eared owls we’d been tipped off about!! Oh, well! We made a […]

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Just got back from 3 days in northern Greece where I’ve been photographing Dalmatian pelicans. The weather was superb for the whole of the three days we were there and the pelicans couldn’t have performed any better. Both the D3 and the D7000 took a beating as I rattled through 5000+ images in two days […]

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