Hello and welcome

 

  I have always had a keen interest in wildlife and the great outdoors;

  I was an Angler for over 30 years but gave it up a few years ago to       

  concentrate on photographing wildlife. I now live in Runcorn; Cheshire a

  short distance from the M56 that gives me great access to the Wirral,

  Northwales and Lancashire, with some great countryside on my doorstep

  I don’t have to travel too far in search of wildlife and photographic

  opportunities.

  Some of my wildlife photographs range from as far afield as Cuba,

  Antigua, Saint Martin, Saint Lucia, Dominican Republic,  Tuscany ,

  Corfu, and Turkey.

 

 

 

I now have property in France, deep in the countryside in the heart of the  Limousin; the whole area is a National Park, that’s great for wildlife and I

intend to spend as much time as I can there and invite some of my mates that are into wildlife photography.

My time was once limited because of work commitments, but in May 2011  early retirement was offered to me..................... I didn’t need  asking twice.

Now I am fortunate to be able to get out most days weather permitting that is, and if the all the Jobs allocated to me around the house are completed to a high

standard (Sometimes they are) I am then issued with 24hr pass and now a European Travel Pass.

In November 2017 we moved to France.

 

Pine Marten

July 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Pine Marten

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A distant shot of a Pine Marten as it was crossing the road.

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I am still working through the photographs  of the Asp Viper


Asp Viper

June 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Asp Viper: Vipera aspis 

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One of the poisonous snakes in France

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I found this Viper crossing the road near my house and had to put it in my shoe so I could take it home to photograph it.

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After taking lots of photographs of the Viper I took it down to my woods and let it go.

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Marsh Frog

May 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Marsh Frog

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European Male Green Lizard

May 14, 2018  •  1 Comment

European Male Green Lizard

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Frog catching a fly

April 29, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Frog catching a fly

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Still in the garden

March 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The Hawfinch are still visiting the garden

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Brambling numbers are up

March 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I have had Brambling in the garden most days, with seven appearing yesterday.

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Goldfinch

March 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Goldfinch

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Black Redstart

March 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Black Redstart

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Hawfinch in the garden

March 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Hawfinch in the garden

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Frozen

March 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

After lots of rain followed by snow and ice at last the weather has (fingers crossed) started to pick up.

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My bird feeders are attracting more and more Siskin’s and Goldfinch along with Greenfinch and different Hawfinch. Lizards and insects have also started to appear.

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The Little Owl has been around but I haven’t pointed by lens at it.

Large groups of Cranes have started to return, flying high in their V formations over the hamlet.

The cold snap has however taken its toll on amphibians. Newts trapped in frozen  small pools have died.


Redpoll

March 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Redpoll

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Coal Tit

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Firecrest

March 03, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Firecrest

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Greenfinch

March 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Greenfinch

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Chaffinch

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Collared Dove

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Siskin

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Hawfinch France 2018

March 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Hawfinch 2018

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