Spotted Flycatcher

We are lucky to have a good local population of Spotted Flycatchers that migrate to the area each summer. Sadly the species is now on the red list, meaning that they are; * Globally threatened * Historical population decline in UK during 1800–1995 * Severe (at least 50%) decline in…

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Hares at full moon

I took another walk around the wood on Sunday night and as usual came across the family of hares that live there. With a full moon rising to the east above the River Rib I thought the association of the two would make a nice shot. Hares and a full…

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Anyone know a Coleopterist?

A good afternoon in the garden today. The sun was warm and the breeze pleasant. A fair bit of weeding and clearing in the flower beds, some attention given to the tomato plants, all the veg received a good water and one of the raised beds has shiny copper tape…

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A young, very tolerant leveret

A few days earlier I circled the plantation, picking up a family of hares above the wood on a field with young sweetcorn growing. The youngsters, not so aware of humans, or perhaps more tolerant, allowed me to get quite close. After a 30 minute stalk as they moved around…

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Inquisitive youngster

 Earlier this year I treated myself to a new camera – A Pentax K200. I went with this as it was the equivalent digital model to the K1000 that I grew up with and allowed me to use my old lenses. Over the following months I decided to invest in…

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