Sunday, July 27, 2014

Short-eared Owl

A Short-eared Owl photographed in Cambridgeshire earlier this year as it hunted over the fields.

Red Grouse


With my fourth trip of the year to Scotland coming up in little over a month, I'm still working my way through pictures from the last two trips. This Red Grouse was one of many seen around Lochindorb in April. They are considered game birds, and extensively shot, by means of both 'walked up' shooting and 'driven' shooting. For more info on driven shooting, why it's so bad for the Hen Harrier and other species, and to sign a petition calling for it to be banned, follow this link to Mark Avery's blog.

Friday, July 11, 2014

European Otter

A curious Otter on the River Stour.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Springwatch video

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Capercaillie


I photographed this battle-worn Capercaillie back in April in the Cairngorms, Scotland - definitely one of my wildlife highlights of the year!

Monday, July 07, 2014

White-tailed Eagle


A White-tailed Eagle, photographed last year in the Hebrides (Mull), Scotland.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Silver-washed Fritillary

These two photographs of a Silver-washed Fritillary were taken almost a year apart from each other. The most recent one (below) was taken a week ago on the Dorset/Wilts border. where they were present in large numbers. They are our third largest butterfly.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Eurasian Nuthatch


The Nuthatch population is on the rise in Gloucestershire, but the most densely populated area is the Forest of Dean. This particular bird was photographed back in April this year.