Help required with ID of Bar-tailed and Black-tailed Godwits

Two birds that can be a cause confusion when visiting the local coastal marshes in Norfolk are the Bar and Black-tailed Godwit’s. At RSPB Titchwell both species are regularly seen in winter. However when feeding they can be quite tricky to identify. Both are extremely attractive birds when seen in their summer plumage, but more […]

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Norfolk’s Secret Common Seal Colony

The Not so Common Seal The UK is home to some 50,000 common seals, about half of the European population. Most can be found in Scotland, but it seems that any increasing number are moving down along the east coast of England to set up what appears to be new colonies. So despite their name, […]

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Grey Seals At Horsey, Norfolk

One of the UK’s great wildlife spectacles are the clouds of knot whirling over the shore at Snettisham in the winter. The Grey Seals that give birth each winter on the beaches at near by, Blakeney (England’s largest colony), are another Norfolk wildlife event. Recently, a change in the habits of the Grey Seals has […]

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One of the best venues in Florida for bird photographers.

Wakodahatchee Wetlands – the name Wakodahatchee comes from a Seminole Indian word which translates to “created waters”. The Wakodahatchee site is part of Florida’s Southern Region Water Reclamation Facility. Its approximately 50 acres of reclaimed freshwater wetland that has been turned into habitat wildlife. The site consists of a three-quarter mile, elevated, handicap-friendly boardwalk that […]

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There’s more to Florida than Micky

If you’re visiting Florida, and in particular the Orlando area, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge on the east coast is well worth a visit, and only about 50 miles away. December to April is by far the time to see the large number of birds that over winter there. The refuge has a number of drives […]

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One of the best places to see Grizzlies in B.C.

About a 40minute flight from Campbell river is Glendale cove situated, on the longest fjord on the B.C. coast, and home to a fabulous floating lodge, which was our base for our short stay. The Lodge is surrounded by spectacular scenery with forested slopes and rocky cliffs plunging into the clear cold water of the […]

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In search of Fallow Deer

The October day started a bit misty and there were signs of winter approaching, but there was the promise of some sunshine in the forecast. So it was an early start towards along the Norfolk coast to look at the possibility of getting some shots of fallow deer. With allegedly more deer in the UK […]

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Autumn Migrant

Out on the local reserve at Titchwell, Norfolk on the tide line there were some small groups of Sanderlings and one or two Turnstone.  In one of the groups I spotted a bird sporting a number of rings and flags on its’ legs. Intrigued by the rings and keen to find out a bit more about the bird, I contacted the International […]

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In search of Leopards

A few years ago my wife and I traveled to Sri Lanka in the hopes of seeing and photographing Leopards in Yala NP. One of the few places in the world were they are reportedly active in daylight hours. We were somewhat disappointed with result, one sighting over three days and then having to put […]

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The Private Life Of The Dunnock

There’s an old saying that you never stop learning and that’s never more true than when you start looking at the natural world. Earlier this year I saw a Dunnock busily collecting insects for its chicks. In the UK it’s a bird often seen in the garden and is known for its secretive behavior of […]

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