Jul 262017
 
Creative twist

This post is about colour. I am in between wildlife trips so I thought it would be interesting to play around with the colour in some of my wildlife images. Rather than change the colour of the subject, I wanted to see what effect it would create if I removed the background colour. Presumably, it […]

Apr 102017
 
Another day at Dungeness

We arrived at first light to find the point covered in thick fog and the fog horn blasting out it’s warning to the ships that couldn’t see the lighthouse. By 7:30am the fog had lifted and we quickly found a couple of Wheatear on the shingle by the fishing boats. An hours sea watch enabled […]

Jan 232017
 
When DNA let's you down.

So we’ve given the Stejneger’s Stonechat at Dungeness three goes. We got a a good soaking got blown away by the wind and then today walked around in freezing conditions. The good news was that today we finally found the bird and enjoyed good views of this very GREY individual. The bird has been the […]

Nov 032016
 
Issy Wheatear and more

Yesterday was my birthday but I couldn’t go birding. So today I cashed in on my birthday credit, and went out with James (AKA The Driver), Dave, Phil and Will to Burnham Overy Dunes. Weather was looking good and we hoped to find Norfolk’s first Sibe Accentor. But when we got there we started complaining […]

Sep 252013
 
White-winged black tern at Attenborough Nature Reserve

A rare bird usually found in Central Asia and Africa has been discovered at a nature reserve in Nottinghamshire. The white-winged black tern has attracted more than 800 birdwatchers to Attenborough since it was first spotted on Thursday. Experts said the bird could have been blown off its migration course as it would normally spend […]

Dec 282012
 
The new "blue lagoons"

In the late 1990s Tom Tarrant was birding the Riyadh area and he kept good records which I often compare against today’s findings. He has written about “the blue lagoons”. This was part of the Riyadh river where the habitat is more open than the area around the pivot fields where I normally bird. He […]

Sep 142012
 
Best Photo of the Week Ended 01 Sep 2012

We are pleased to announce the winners of our most recent “Best Photo of the Week” Competition. Maria Firpi wins First Prize for her artistic creation “The Great White Egret”. Jerry Curtis wins Second Prize with “Having Fun” and Jefferson R. de O. e Silva Third Prize with “Burrowing Owl”. See images below with links […]