Tag: wild bird photography

Wildlife in Lockdown

Since early March this year life has been very different in North West Norfolk. This was because of Lockdown. Unfortunately, we were unable to explore our usual local wildlife patches and reserves. Due to Coronavirus the majority of them had been closed. Therefore we decided to use our daily exercise routine to take a closer…


Tortuguero National Park

Next morning we had an early wake up call from the nearby howler monkeys. Tortuguero is a wildlife enthusiast heaven. Capuchin monkeys climbed in the branches near the dock where we had morning coffee. Blue jean tree frogs jumped amongst the leaf litter next to the track. Across the river an osprey perched at the…


Sparrowhawks in the garden

Living in a village in rural Norfolk there’s always plenty of birds in our wildlife friendly garden. During the summer we often caught a glimpse of a  Sparrowhawk flying over the gardens. Obviously on the look out for its next meal. On one occasion we had the opportunity to capture an image of a one…


Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are amazing little birds. They can flap their wings 80 times per second and dive at speeds of up to 60 mph. The ability to rotate their wings in a figure-8, allows them to hover. It also gives them the ability to fly both backwards and forwards.  Whilst visiting our daughter in Costa Rica…


Along the Norfolk Coast

It’s a good day for a walk in mid September, in the middle of an Indian summer with temperatures in the mid  to upper 20’s. We decided to head out for the day along the north Norfolk coast. First stop a visit in the morning to  Holkham Hall and a walk around the lake. At…


Kingfishers and Ospreys

It was now our third visit to Lackford Lakes, this time in late summer. Lackford Lakes is situated between Thetford and Bury St Edmund’s. In total it covers 161 hectares of lakes, reeds, meadow and woodland. Managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trust the reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).  It’s free to visit and…


Bempton Cliffs more than just a Sea Bird Colony.

This was our second visit to the cliffs at Bempton on the Yorkshire coast. Famous mainly for its huge sea bird colony of Gannets, Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes and Puffins. However, there is more to the cliffs at this time of the year as we found out, if you step back from the cliff top footpath….


Sculthorpe Moor reserve never fails to impress

A visit to the Hawk and Owl Trust Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve in Norfolk never fails to impress. Living about half an hours drive from the reserve and a member of the Friends of Sculthorpe Moor we try to visit each month. Each changing season bringing a different look to the Moor and a new cast of wild…


Pantanal’s 5 Kingfishers

The main focus of our trip to Brazil and the Pantanal was to see Jaguars. However, we had been told that the birds of this area were stunning. It is a paradise for birders and photographers. There are over 600 species to see and very few humans to disturb them. It’s often possible to get fairly close…


Brazil – Just Jaguars

The Journey  On the 29th October 2018 we set off on our Naturetrek, small group wildlife holiday to Brazil’s Pantanal, in search of jaguars. The journey from Norfolk to Heathrow always seems to take forever, but after parking in the long stay we were on our way. We were flying with Latin American Airlines, a…