Tag: Wildlife

Keoladeo National Park

Having spent the last ten days in fairly remote locations, Bharatpur also know as Keoladeo National Park wasn’t quite what we were expecting. We knew that the wetland sanctuary had been created some 250 years ago, initially as a hunting ground for the maharajahs of Bharatpur. There were duck shoots  organised yearly in honor of…


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…


Maya P2 the Lady of the Lake

Tadoba tiger reserve is one of the larger reserves and off the main tourist track, but fast becoming well know among the wildlife enthusiasts. Primarily for its regular tiger, leopard and Sloth Bear sightings. It’s been regularly featured by National Geographic and Discovery Channel in recent years. Star of the reserve is undoubtedly a tigress…


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…


-10 at Midday on the Norfolk Coast

February11th 8.00am, opened the back door and was greeted by clear blue skies, a covering of new snow. A temperature that you would associate with with high altitude, what some call an Alpine day. Ideal conditions for an outing to the north Norfolk Coast, in the hope of getting some shots of birds in winter. Plus with numerous reports…


Intova IC 14 Underwater Camera

Having snorkeled in the Maldives last year and seen the amazing marine life. I promised myself that if we went back I would get an underwater camera. After a great deal of research on the internet I came across the Intova IC 14 underwater camera. The IC 14 camera with the housing costs about £200…


Wind Wolves Preserve

When you drive westwards down  from the very scenic Sequoia National Park in the Sierras in California you drive into an area, the city of  Bakersfield that’s far from scenic, in fact even the locals don’t think it has much going for it. However, not 45 mins from the city of Bakersfield you can find Wind Wolves Preserve the airs…


Wildfowl on Cley Marshes

Another very bright mid November day along the Norfolk coast. With the daytime temperature still above 18 degrees at Cley Marshes, the Dragon flies and butterflies were still the wing. The winter visitors were  still a bit thin on the ground, reports of a small flock of Snow buntings on the shore heading for Sheringham and…


Lapland Bunting & Butterflies

Early last Sunday morning found me arriving at Minsmere, RSPB reserve in Suffolk. The weather was perfect, no wind, bright skies and the promise of some early Autumn migrants, possible even a Lapland Bunting. At the first hide there was one or two distant views of Herons and Mute Swans. Then from the back of the…


Goldfinch at Last

Goldfinch at Titchwell For some weeks I’ve been trying to capture the classic image of a Goldfinch. With varying degrees of success, this image being the best so far. Taken on the coast at RSPB Titchwell where I came across some large flocks feeding on the thistle heads in the late afternoon. Using the AV…