Back with the Stonechats in Marazion

Back with the Stonechats in Marazion

I like to visit Marazion Marshes Nature Reserve in March. If you’re lucky with the weather it’s a lovely place to wander and photograph the visiting birds. I especially like photographing the Stonechats here. After a day of walking around and around...
Tanzania 2016 – an African Safari

Tanzania 2016 – an African Safari

In April 2016, one of my F8 colleagues, George Reekie, and I went to Tanzania for a 2 week safari arranged by Wild Images. This was a major overseas trip with the emphasis on the iconic African species we were looking to photograph: lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant,...
It’s Osprey time again!

It’s Osprey time again!

I went back to Aviemore in 2015 for a week-long stay – giving me more opportunities to photograph the Ospreys at Rothiemurchus as well as time out-and-about looking for other photo opportunities in the area. This time I went with my friend George, and we headed up to...
My 2015 Scottish adventure

My 2015 Scottish adventure

As well as Spain in 2015 I was determined to get up to Alan MacFadyen’s hides in Dumfries and Galloway. I had seen the early results of his attempts to attract a Cuckoo to perch in 2014, and he was hoping he might be able to repeat it. And repeat it he did. I...
Photographing birds in Spain

Photographing birds in Spain

In April I went to Spain with Natureslens and a small group of other photographers on a bird  photography tour. Our location, in the Castilla-La Mancha region, was about 2 hours west of Madrid and close to its more famous neighbour, Extremadura. A local photographer...
Ospreys, Aviemore 2014

Ospreys, Aviemore 2014

I’ve wanted to photograph Ospreys for a couple of years, and finally I had the opportunity this year. Courtesy of GJ Wildlife I spent a few days at the Rothiemurchus Fisheries in purpose-built hides. Early starts – in the hides by 4am! – were tiring...

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