Monday, 18 November 2013


Travelling home from Lincoln I decided to pop into to Toft Newton Reservoir to have a quick look around. Meet Dean and had a nice catch up with him and he told me about some Dunlin showing well around the reservoir. So I found them and got them in the location I wanted with the sun behind. I thoroughly enjoyed being in the presence of these 3 birds which walked up to me and past me within half a metre.

It was this big honest


How charming
Looks like he's trying to do what he was doing in the previous photo

Monday, 23 September 2013

Summer in brigsley

I often go out for walk around the village I live in with my camera. I love to just walk around the fields were I live and photograph/watch wildlife. Over the summer I had some nice encounters and took advantage of some of the sunshine we had.

Nature can be very cruel at times

Cadis fly sp.

I took some pictures of a few bugs I found in the garden on a mirror I've seen it done before and it's at a very early stage so there aren't that great. Whilst photographing one beetle it died, then 5 minutes later it started moving in an irregular way. This worm made it's way out of the beetle's body. It was like something from a sci-fi film. The worm/parasite thing stopped moving after a few minutes.


Red-legged Partridge

I did alright on these fly pictures.

Baby Frog on my little finger

Blue-tailed Damselfly

Sunday, 4 August 2013

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

With a day trip planned to the fine county of Yorkshire for a male Surf Scooter at Filey Brigg. After connecting with this fine lifer although distant I headed off to Wykeham Forest for some raptor action but didn't connect with any Birds of Preys. But I did manage a flock of flyby Crossbill a welcome lifer for me also heard Turtle Dove near the Car Park a year tick. So I headed down to Bempton Cliffs for some photography of seabirds. I had a great time and came away with some nice shots.

Kittiwake, I came away with some good shots of these birds

Herring Gull

Puffin in flight

Really like this shot. Kittiwake inflight



Gannet coming into land


Resting Razorbill

Saturday, 27 July 2013

A bit of a catch up

Just a small catch of some images I never got round to posting and editing for a while. Most of these shots are from a trip to Frampton a few months ago. Below are two shots from Whisby nature park.

Nightingale. A Whisby Special.
Wood Warbler, A Lincolnshire rarity

This is a picture is of a showy Bar-tailed Godwit at Covenham reservoir a good bird for the site and a nice find.

Brent goose



Female Teal


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Black-necked Grebe

Taken a while back. Just a single bird on site at the time I found the bird. For obvious reasons I wont be publishing the place this bird was. For other friends who don't know as much about birds I'll explain. Certain birds are rare breeders and need more protection than others. These are schedule 1 birds. It's illegal to disturb them in breeding season at a nesting site. You also need a licence to photograph these birds. The reason for the strict rules are to protect the well being of the birds and to help increase the chances of successful breeding.

The eye on the reflection looks a little fake, Can't explain why, haven't changed any colour levels etc

Save the best till last

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Thetford Otters

A text from Dean Eades, asking if I fancied going to Thetford with him to photograph the very tame wild otters they have there. Ofcourse I was going to go, before this I had never even seen a Otter, so the opportunity to see one at such close range was quickly taken up. There was lots of birdlife around that was very tame. The first sighting I had of an Otter was amzing! The younger of the Otters caught a Pike nearly the same size at itself! A great wildlife experience and a real treat to photogrpah.