Category: Birds

Sculthorpe Moor

Today we visited the Hawk & Owl trust reserve at Sculthorpe Moor. We thoroughly recommend this reserve as it’s a great place to get close to some of the woodland species. It has great hides, especially for photography. The visitor’s centre is always welcoming and informative. We are always impressed at the continuous improvements that…


Late Winter walk at Titchwell RSPB reserve

With the winter showing signs of making way for spring and still a number of wintering visitors in residence we paid one of our regular visits to the Titchwell RSPB reserve. On this occasion we decided to take a quick look along the East Trail to the Fen Hide, just in case the kingfishers that…


Wakodahatchee Wetlands

For some years now, with family living in Florida we are regular visitors to the Palm Beach area. Each time we visit we have tried to seek out new and interesting places to spot wildlife, particularly the abundant bird life at various times of the year. Whilst looking at the Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail…


Winter at Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge

If you’re visiting Florida, and in particular the Orlando area, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge on the east coast is well worth a visit, and only about 50 miles away. In fact you can combine a trip there and to the Space Centre as a day out.  Although December to April is best for wildlife, in summer you…


Autumn along the West Bank at Titchwell

After a prolonged spell of easterly storms in the North Sea, the weather had finally cleared giving us a clear day. There were some reports of waxwings and some lingering migrants along the coast at Titchwell RSPB reserve, hopefully they would provide some good photo opportunities . A quick look along the Fen Trail to the Fen…


Diary of a Great Tit Nest box Camera.

Latest News Tuesday 30th May :-  Three, Two and gone for this year. Warning tragic events.  We’ve had nest boxes in the garden  since moving to Norfolk in the late 80’s. Over that time we’ve had birds nesting  successfully in both the closed box and open fronted boxes. A few years ago, in 2014, we put up a…


The private life of the Dunnock.

There’s an old saying that you never stop learning and that’s never more true than when you start looking at the natural world . The other day, at RSPB Titchwell, we saw a Dunnock busily collecting insects for its’ chicks. It’s a bird we often see in the garden and is known for its’ secretive…


Early Spring at the RSPB Titchwell Reserve

After a what seemed a very long winter unable to venture too far from home it was great to be able to walk out to the beach at the RSPB Titchwell reserve and take in the early spring sun and the reserves wildlife getting ready for the breeding season. Plus the opportunity to get to…


Kingfishers at Titchwell RSPB reserve

After many, NO dozens of visits to the Fen hide at Titchwell and enviously looking at the days sightings board only to see that earlier in the day kingfishers had made an appearance. I finally managed to visit on a day when one was allegedly making regular visits, so there was at last a chance of…


Garden Birds

Looking through the Facebook posts from a bird group to which I post, I came across an image of a Chaffinch in flight and an interesting article about garden birds photography, plus a link to a website ( http://www.robinstanbridgephotography.co.uk/ ) with some great photos of UK wildlife. Setting up something in the garden is something I’ve been…


Boobies and Gannets

Over the last few weeks I’ve been sorting through some old photos from a trip we took in 2009 to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands and posting to some wildlife and bird groups on facebook. In particular some of the hundreds of images of the three species of boobies, (gannets of the tropics), that inhabit…


Global Traveller

One of our  regularly walks when out at Titchwell is to the beach  and then usually we turn right in the hopes of seeing the small seal colony that sometimes rests up in one of the creeks that flow out into the sea. On this trip we decided to walk in the other direction and try to…


Bempton Cliffs

Having travelled down to Pembrokeshire last June to visit Skomer, in the hope of getting some photos of the sea birds that arrive during the summer months, we thought that a trip up to Yorkshire and the Flamborough head area this year might provide another opportunity to capture some more images of our auks and…


Tadoba Dholes and Tigers

After a traditional Indian cuisine meal in the Teak House at Svasara and an early night we rose at 4.30am to a cool, clear morning for coffee and cake. We then took the short drive, whilst still dark to the park gate to ensure a place near the front of the queue in an effort…


Tadoba, Day One

After first visiting India in 2005 a return visit to this colourful and fascinating country was always on the cards. So ten years on we set off from Kings Lynn to Heathrow to catch the night flight to India. Arriving early morning in Mumbai we then travelled on to the city of Nagpur. Its the second capital…


Frampton Marsh

A casual conversation over a cup of coffee at Titchwell reserve with a fellow birder suggested that as Frampton coastal wetland reserve was about the same distance from our base it might be worth a visit at this time of the year. Well the distance was right only 10 mins more according to the satnav…


Winter Owls along the Norfolk Coast

After a week of pretty poor weather and a complete soaking on Thursday, Fridays forecast looked much better and true enough it turned out to be one of those bright crisp February days ideal for wrapping up and heading out to the coast. We’ve seen that along the coast towards Holkham there were a number of…


Norfolk Shoreline

With the Autumn weather patterns now well established, this mornings cloudy skies didn’t look very promising for getting good quality images, but in north Norfolk travel towards the coast and you often find the weather improves. So with an incoming tide I decided to take a look along the shoreline at the Titchwell RSPB reserve. …


Sculthorpe Moor

Living in North Norfolk our bird watching trips often draw us  the to the coastal marshes and seashores  were the possibility of catching a glimpse of a passing migrant or a close view of a wader is always on the cards. However a little way inland from the coast is the Sculthorpe Moor reserve an area of woodland, reed…


Rufiji River

Looking through some of the hundreds of photos we have taken on trips, I came across some of our early efforts, a few of which I’ve put on this page, taken on a river safari on the Rufiji river and in the Selous Game Reserve.   Selous is one of the Africa’s largest and least visited wildlife areas…