Determination

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This little chap – still a juvenile, I think – was determinedly hoovering up a handful of seed that an earlier passer-by had dropped on a path at Brandon Marsh today. It was aware of me, and a little scared, … Continued

Humbug

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I had a bizarrely quiet walk around the reserve at Upton Warren today – there were hardly any birders about, and not many more birds – but I was charmed by this juvenile great crested grebe with its humbug stripes. … Continued

In the pink

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I chose a great day for a trip to WWT Slimbridge: even the staff were congratulating each other on today’s light, and though it wasn’t exactly warm, the temperature was pretty comfortable for walking around with heavy gear. I went … Continued

Bird on a wire

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I’ll spare you the grimmer detail of my day, much of which was spent at my desk, hurling insults at the designers of WordPress. In my next life I shall build a proper web site, and the home page will … Continued

The lone tree in winter

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I’ve been eyeing this tree for a couple of years now, every time I’ve driven the road between Pershore and Croome. But there’s no obvious place to stop, and a lot of cars use the road – often quite fast … Continued

Beacon

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Yesterday’s lovely light turned out to have been a meteorological error, which was rapidly corrected: today we were back under a blanket of thick, grey murk. Sigh. So with no particular reason for getting out and about, this morning R … Continued

Contemplation

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Another day, another Great Northern Diver – but this time in lovely light. Getting up to the first nice day in what felt like weeks, I zoomed off to Lechlade in search of the second of the two GNDs currently … Continued

Super-size me

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Apologies for the distance, and the light, but this was just too good not to photograph. Being a fairly chaotic person I don’t have many rules for life, but one that has stood me in good stead is Never eat … Continued

Come in Number 27

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I’d love you to assume that I decided to break out of my normal mould and shoot a high-key image today; but if you did, you’d be giving me undeserved credit. Wanting to go out, but still struggling somewhat with … Continued

That moment when…

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That moment when the bird you’ve been cursing for the past hour because it keeps diving for minutes at a time, and whenever it surfaces seems to come up at the maximum possible distance from you, suddenly bobs up right … Continued