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Off to Mull and the Blog relaunch.

Off to Mull and the Blog relaunch. My Blog has been somewhat neglected over the last year or so, ¬†mainly down to Social media and the need to keep updating it…. but coming soon I will be relaunching my blog, to include a weekly report on what i have been up to, new workshops and presentations and any general wildlife…
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Waxwings…. at last !!

Waxwings…. at last !! After a 4-year wait waxwings are once again in the UK, its been a long wait but is such a thrill to have these beautiful birds back in the country. They are a non-native bird, and the birds we have with us will have come over from Scandinavia, when the population on its breeding grounds gets…
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My Kingfisher Year

My Kingfisher Year As this year draws to a close, and Kingfishers are unlikely to feature in the next few weeks, it seems an appropriate time to summarise my efforts this year photographing this enigmatic beautiful little bird. Although there are Kingfishers local to me, I have made the long journey up to Galloway several times this year, the home…
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The Red Deer Rut

The Red Deer Rut As soon as my beloved Ospreys have migrated, my mind is already starting to focus on the Autumn and the next main event is the Red Deer Rut. Without doubt one of the most exciting wildlife spectacles of the year, it is the time that the normally placid Red Deer Stags are overtaken with testosterone as…
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A Summer of Ospreys

A Summer of Ospreys As the Summer draws to a close and the last of the Ospreys have migrated south to the sunny waterways of West Africa, I have taken the opportunity to reflect on this years summer of Ospreys. As many will know who follow my Social media pages, I just adore Ospreys, without doubt my number one favourite…
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Sparrowhawks and a Stoat

Sparrowhawks and a Stoat Until last year Dumfries and Galloway was an area that I had never visited, but since getting up there last year to meet Alan McFadyen and use the superb hide set up he has up there, it is an area that I look forward to returning time and again. Alan now has great hide set ups…
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The Cairngorms Pt2

The Cairngorms Pt2 Continuing from my previous post after our recent trip up to The Cairngorms, for this post I will talk more about the fantastic little cabin we were staying in, a true wildlife haven. It was situated in the little village of Insh, which is about 5 miles south of Aviemore very close to Loch Insh, where I…
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The Cairngorms Part 1

The Cairngorms Part 1 For the Wildlife enthusiast/Photographer there really is no better place than the Cairngorms National Park, the place just totally captivates me each time that I go. The last two years has seen me visit in the Spring and Summer primarily to photograph the Ospreys, but I have never visited in the Winter to photograph the iconic…
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