June 13, 2020

Equipped with no more than a couple of portable LED 'builders' lights (c £20 from Amazon), a handful of peanuts, lactose intolerant cheese (gotta watch out for the hedgehogs welfare), some dog biscuits and a wing and a prayer, I finally have tempted our incredi...

May 23, 2020

I sense I may have missed the Otter sneak up onto a new arched branch set up during a dozy moment (which is a shame), however the Otter did eventually come so close to the Hide window that I could almost smell his fishy breath as he found a spot just about 2m (he must...

May 10, 2020

We tread ever deeper into social distancing isolation, with just our daily exercise, the odd trip to Tesco's and best of all the wildlife who come to visit to bring a splash of colour and the WILD world to brighten our lives.

April 17, 2020

So how is everyone's lockdown garden safari going?? My social media feeds are full of people (re)-discovering the joys of engaging with the wildlife that lives alongside us at home. With a sincerely heartfelt thought for everybody who hasn't got even a tiny ou...

March 20, 2020

It's accepted that engagement with nature and the wild world brings significant physical and mental wellbeing improvements. It matters not whether you have a garden the size of a small county or a postage stamp plot, letting the 'outside' into your 'ins...

February 26, 2020

The ponds are suddenly full of noise and colour, with the frenetic males grabbing every passing female in a firm embrace, sometimes forming a rolling, tumbling mass of pulsating froggy flesh, as the battle to pass genes onto the next generation boils over.

January 31, 2020

Whilst it's true that the Heron seemed to have departed to find somewhere experiencing quieter times, to our astonishment and in the midst of all the cacophony of noise, the huge light flare arc of giant machines welding the rails together, the men shouting and wie...

January 3, 2020

These beautiful raptors generate a slightly obsessive response in birders and wildlife photographers alike. I think it's probably their golden yellow eyes that seem to fix you with a stare, which must be terrifying from a Vole's perspective as it is thrilling f...

November 1, 2019

So ... whether you are already a keen wildlife photography enthusiast, a relative beginner looking to learn how to take that corking 'professional' shot, or even an absolute beginner with no camera kit, but would love the have a go with my equipment, then this...

October 16, 2019

It was fascinating to feel that visceral human 'flight or flight' response kick in and flood your body with adrenaline when you are awoken in the depths of the night by Lions brushing against your tent, or Elephants pushing whole trees over in search of their &...

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