September 4, 2014

Beautiful upland heather and red grouse

Just a quick post of some grouse and heather moorland images taken last week. I’ve only had one opportunity to visit the North Yorkshire Moors this year, which is a pity because it is a good year for flowering heather and the uplands are truly splendid. These are all roadside shots taken using my car

July 25, 2013

Redstart & osprey pics

Just a couple more images processed from a recent trip up to Scotland

July 18, 2013

Osprey photography in Aviemore

I recently had a few sessions in a purpose-built hide in Aviemore. Many thanks to our Gordon our host. The Ospreys visit regularly and the photo opportunities really are outstanding. The wind wasn’t quite favour my visit and the birds tended to have their backs to us as they exited the water. Nonetheless there was

July 18, 2013

More Grebe Images from a floating hide, but a failed nest.

Sadly, the pair of grebes I’ve been working on lately failed to nest. They selected a nest site and built a nice platform to nest in, I assume eggs were laid but one morning they seemed unsettled and weren’t incubating. Eventually they both left the nest site and began fishing on an adjacent pool. I

May 11, 2013

Tufted Duck and Great Crested Grebe Images

I love to capture great images of common species. Images that’ll make you look again at ordinary birds in a new way. The tufted duck in this post is an example. They’re easy to find in many parks where there’s water but often overlooked. This male bird however surely deserves attention. The blue-purple face and