Woodland Birds in Spring

Spring has certainly sprung during the last few weeks and I’ve been out with my camera to see and capture what’s’ been happening. It’s the time of year when the woodland birds are seeking partners, nesting and bring up their offspring and is probably the busiest time of year for these creatures. It has been…

Scottish Safari pt4

I returned to the Sparrowhawk hide located in the stunning scenery of Dumfries and Galloway at the end of March to capture some familiar subjects in a new season. The usual suspects were there with a few new faces for good measure in the guise of a Red Squirrel, a passing Red Kite and a good…

Scottish Safari pt2

Recently I spent four days in the Dumfries area of Scotland photographing a range of wild birds from some purpose built hides owned by Alan McFadyen.  The blog for the 1st day is here. The second day was spent at a hide in a woodland clearing where a reflection pool has been built alongside a…

Red Squirrels in the Snow

For a long time I’ve wanted to photograph our native Red Squirrels in snowy conditions and this month I’ve managed it. We had quite a good drop of snow and it stayed cold so all I had to do was get the gear together and set off to Hayes for the shoot. Simon Phillpotts (Wild…

Bugs and Butterflies

Another wander with the macro lens, this time in Marble Quarry at Slack Head nr Milnthorpe. I went in search of the miniature critters of this world and it took me a while to tune into their micro world and find where they were hiding. It’s a different world to ours where things are easy…

Autumn Fruits

Had a little woodland stroll this afternoon and took just the one lens – my 100mm macro. I wanted to capture the flavour of Autumn then I took it literally and started looking for the fruits, fungi and other foodstuff that will be gathered up to get the local wildlife through their winter. Below is…