Throwback Thursdays: 4

A weekly series when I revisit old photographs Last weekend was annual Garden Birdwatch survey in UK, the idea being to allocate 1 hour over the weekend and count all the birds in the garden during that time. Results are then sent to Royal Society for Protection of Birds who Read more…

The Force and How to Withstand It.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Forces of Nature.” I’ve never forgotten the sight of this heron standing perfectly still as the full force of the River Clyde pushed past it. It was at the foot of a weir at New Lanark, up near the Corra Linn Read more…

Flight Club

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Blur.” blur (noun) = something that cannot be seen clearly. Well can’t be seen clearly without a camera. I like the quote from American photographer Bernice Abbott: “Photography helps people to see”. My telephoto lens (the one that got too heavy to Read more…

Stanley Park

Short trip to Stanley Park today with heavy cameras and large lenses hoping to see small woodland birds. Must have been looking up into the wrong trees, but did see a grey wagtail, some shovelers, a couple of great-crested grebes and these cormorants. .

whooper swans at sunset at Martinmere WWT Burscough england

Martin Mere

BBC’s Autumnwatch might just have finished and the clocks changed only a week ago but, for me, the arrival of the Whooper Swans at Martin Mere heralds the start of winter. What a noise they make – you hear them long before you see them. So far there around 500 Read more…

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