Cain Scrimgeour is a 21-year-old wildlife enthusiast, photographer and filmmaker from the North East of England. An occasional twitcher, but more a passionate patch birder. You can find him observing, photographing and filming the natural world at the Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Holywell Pond Reserve, but also further afield. A large proportion of his time is now spent in Cumbria, where he is studying a BA (Hons) Wildlife and Media. A sequence from his recent filming project for RSPB Loch of Strathbeg was shown on Autumnwatch 2010.

Oct 022014
A Suburban Wilderness

This past Summer I’ve been working with BBC Inside Out close to home, in an area close to my heart. The place which developed my interest and passion for the Natural World, the place you can say I found myself. My suburban wilderness. I’ve grown up in Whitley Bay, on the edge of the Green […]

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Dec 292012
RSPB Troup Head

In June 2012 I visited RSPB Troup Head, in order to produce a short promotional film for the RSPB. A week was spent filming on the high sea cliffs of the reserve, where I was privileged to be in the presence of the beautiful and prehistoric Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus. The close proximity allowed me […]

Jul 162012
Common Blue

After my Wildlife Photography session at Center Parcs in Whinfell Forest, Cumbria, I was heading back to my car when I spotted this little beaut amongst a patch of wild flowers. a a a Find more of my images on my, Blog: Facebook Page : and Twitter :

Jun 212012
Call of The Wild Project

This week myself and Phil have been helping out at Cramlington Learning Village, involved in the Call of the Wild Project being run by Darren Mead and Martin Said. Twenty-Four Year 7 & 8 students are busy creating an album of ambient music, inspired by the song of birds to raise awareness of wildlife conservation. […]

Jun 182012
A Nice Surprise

It’s been a while since I last walked through Red House Farm, last night I walked the dog through the area and was pleased to find it carpeted in wild flowers. One in particular caught my attention. The Bee OrchidOphrys apifera. This was the first time I’ve seen this species, making it even more special […]

Mar 312012
A Shortie Winter

The winter of 2011-2012 has been a phenomenal year for Short-Eared Owls across Britain, but its been especially good in my home counties of Northumberland and North Tyneside. Back in October, one of Northumberland’s hotspot sites, Preswick Carr, was already boasting at least 8 birds, attracting a huge number of local birders, wildlife enthusiasts, and […]

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Jan 132012
Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

On Thursday, a glorious sunny but cool day, Brian Moorhead and myself visited Gosforth Park Nature Reserve. The reserve compromises of 60ha of lake, reed-bed and mixed woodland, fewer than 4 miles from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne’s City centre. Managed by the Natural History Society of Northumbria since 1929, it boasts a vast diversity of flora and fauna, […]

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