Tag: C & A Wild Images

Grey Seals at Horsey, Norfolk

One of the UK’s great wildlife spectacles is the massive clouds of knot whirling over the shores of the Wash at Snettisham. It attracts both wildlife film crews and 100’s of visitors each winter.  The Grey Seals that give birth each winter on the beaches at Blakeney Point ( England’s largest colony), are another Norfolk wildlife event…


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…


Minsmere’s Amazing Adders

It was a bright, sunny day in early spring and we were on a morning walk in search of Minsmere’s amazing adders, Britain’s only venomous snake native to the UK. After watching last years BBC Springwatch programme, where they managed to track a number of the snakes, it seemed a good place to look. A…


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…


A wet day with the Grizzlies

Viewing Grizzlies at Knight’s Inlet in the Rain Including a rare image of :- Four 7 month old cubs on their first swimming lesson Ever since we’d heard about the Grizzlies at Knight’s Inlet, in Glendale Cove BC, we had been trying to plan a visit there and hopefully to see them feeding on the…


Tofino Black Bears

Next stop on our trip to BC was the town of Tofino on the West coast of Vancouver Island. The Island is only about 300 miles by 50 miles (at its widest). The drive across the island on Highway 4 from Nanaimo to the beautiful Pacific Rim National Park and Tofino at its’ terminus, was very…


A Day in Glacier Bay National Park

An unpromising start to the day, with overcast skies and rain threatening, even the Storm petrels where taking shelter from the miserable conditions on the deck of the ship. However the rangers, whose launch had come alongside from the headquarters at Bartlett Cove, assured us that when we had traveled the 65 miles up Glacier Bay to…


Ketchikan and Black Bears in Tongass Forest

Our last port of call on the way back to Vancouver was a stop on Revillagigedo Island at the town of Ketchikan, a Tlingit name for the creek that runs through the center of the town. Famed for being the salmon capital of the world it was established in 1887 when, a cannery was built,…


Humpbacks in Juneau

After leaving British Columbia in brilliant sunshine and travelling up the narrow Johnson Strait, Juneau was our first port of call in Alaska. Unfortunately, the weather by now had closed in, with light rain and mists hanging around the mountains. The locals informed us that this is considered a good day in this part of the…


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…


Volunteering at Estacion Las Tortugas

Young people volunteering and travel  During my time working with young people, and also from a parents perspective, giving youngsters the opportunity to volunteer either at home or abroad  is a very fulfilling and beneficial experience for both the individual and the community, life after all is about challenging yourself. Recently I have been looking through all…


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…


Leopards

Having in the past travelled to Sri Lanka to see Leopards in Yala NP, one of the few places in the world I thought that they can be seen being active in daylight hours, and being somewhat disappointed with result, one sighting over three days and having to put up with being jostled by at…


Fallow Deer

Early September, and although the day started a bit misty on the coast, there was the promise of some  pleasant  sunshine in the  forecast, we started out for Holkham area to look at the possibility of getting some shots of fallow deer.   With allegedly more deer in the UK now than in Medieval times, we often see small groups…