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Back with the Stonechats in Marazion

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.

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…

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

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.

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.

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 but worthwhile....

2 Gold Medals at Basingstoke

Like buses - you wait for your first gold medal, and then 2 come together. Two golds at the Basingstoke National Exhibition this year - it's a nice way to start 🙂 Not only did I get the Gold Medals, but my Zapcat image was also featured on the front of the...

The Hortobagy, Hungary, May 2013

My main photography trip for 2013 was to Hungary with Natures Images. The Hortobagy is a region rich with all kinds of wildlife - and a special place for bird photographers. I particularly wanted to photograph Red-Footed Falcons and Hawfinch, and I wasn't...

Published in BBC Wildlife magazine

For the past 2 years I have concentrated on a pair of wrens that have been nesting under the pergola in my back garden. This image, of a wren with a feather for the nest, has been published in the April 2013 issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine. The same image was chosen by...

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