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One year on

28 Jul , 2017  

Clouds in blue sky

A brief look at the calendar the other day, and oh gosh we are at the end of July. What have we been up to? Let’s see. We have been spending time checking out locations in the local vicinity for photo opportunities and possible tour destinations. Tours, I hear you say. Yes, we’re developing plans […]

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Killer glass

6 Jun , 2017  

Dead male Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus.

Were you expecting a lens review? If so you are you are going to be disappointed. Today we’re talking windows, particularly birds striking windows. We’ve had this problem at previous houses, were birds fly into a window with enough force to stun themselves. But our new house seems to have one window in the kitchen […]

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Cheetahs about to go extinct

30 Dec , 2016  

Cheetah standing

The Cheetah population is crashing, the species is in crisis. This statement fills us with great sadness; another iconic animal is heading to towards extinction. When we heard the news, it sent shivers down our spines. We are privileged to have spent time watching and photographing this truly wonderful big cat. We had a close […]

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What’s in the Wood?

5 Dec , 2016  

picture of Roe Deer

That is was what our sky looked like the other night. As there is very little pollution here in the Highlands we get to see some very colourful sunsets. The other night it looked just like a pot of raspberry ripple ice cream.   The trail camera is proving very useful, we have found out […]

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Heart in mouth moment

14 Nov , 2016  

This weekend was absolutely dreadful. We had to go out Saturday morning, as we drove out of our driveway; we came across a dead Badger at the side of the main A road. Immediately you think is it one of the Badgers which visit our garden every night. On the way back we slowed down […]

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Living with Wildlife

28 Oct , 2016  

Living with wildlife all round you leads to new activities. It’s feed the birds and voles first thing. Make sure you put out badger food in the evening; enough to encourage them into the garden, but not too much to detract from their natural foraging habits. We have now identified three individual badgers, calling them […]

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World Elephant day

11 Aug , 2016  

African Elephant

The glorious 12th refers to the 12th August when the grouse season opens here in the UK. Grouse for the initiated are small game birds which live on heather moorlands. But, the 12th August is also an important day worldwide as it is “World Elephant Day”. Why have a day devoted to the Elephant? One; […]

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Is it a home or a studio

25 Jul , 2016  

It’s part house, part office, part studio, part unknown. As you will gather our move is over. Here we sit, surrounded by furniture that needs putting together. The computer thingummy you need is in a box, somewhere. Which box, or for that matter which room is it in, is a complete mystery to us both. […]

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Broadband Speeds

23 Jul , 2016  

Yes this article is all about Broadband speeds. Not perhaps an immediately obvious subject for wildlife and nature photographers to be blogging about. But if you want to be a wildlife photographer or for that matter any type of photographer, these days your life is pretty much ruled by Broadband speed. *Sigh* we remember the […]

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Our Adventure begins

19 Jul , 2016  

House for sale sign

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu Our journey, of five hundred and seventy miles begins today, with our first giant step. For today, 19 July 2016 we are re-locating home and business to the Scottish highlands. Our home has been the southeast of England, both of us […]