British wildlife in May

24 May

I’m back from eight days rubber tramping Britain’s south coast, taking in the Somerset Levels, New Forest, South Downs, Dungeness and Thanet … gnocchi and pesto for supper at Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, West Sussex … having spent the beginning … Read More »

Musings on an osprey

4 May

One of mine? I wish! In photography as in life, the two greatest obstacles to excellence are cowardice and indolence. Given a minimal level of technical competence  – focusing precision, and the ability to control light through the exposure variables … Read More »

Battle of the mutes

6 Jan

January 5, 2022 provided perfect conditions at Attenborough Nature Reserve. After a spell of warm and wet, the fifth day of the year saw temperatures drop – and lashings of sunshine. The birds were out in force. No excuse, then, … Read More »

Snowfall on the Soar

28 Nov

Sunday afternoon with the woofers, on the River Soar around Kegworth and Sutton Bonington. We leave the tiny car park due east of Kegworth on the far side of the eighteenth century bridge over the Soar. We have to cross … Read More »