Whooper Swans Flight

Flying and the Art of Levitation as Practised by Swans

Flying and the Art of Levitation have fascinated me since I was a child when I frequently made unsuccessful attempts to do either or both. I always believed that the reason I couldn’t  fly was because I wasn’t trying hard enough. Somehow I knew that this potential ability should NEVER Read more…

Tufted Duck oddball

A Tufted Duck with Attitude

A Tufted Duck with Attitude In all my decades as birdwatcher and my years photographing our feathered friends, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a face staring at me through my viewfinder. I love tufted ducks. They are pretty much the shape and proportions of those yellow plastic ones Read more…

Macro Moments: Two Red Admirals and a Peacock

Two Red Admirals and a Peacock….. which are the butterflies I photographed in the garden this afternoon. This is my offering this week for Susan’s Macro Moments Challenge: Week 7,  which is a link well worth a click. Before I became interested in butterflies a few years back, I had grown Read more…

More Mini-Beasts at Brockholes

More Mini-Beasts at Brockholes I keep thinking how much we saw yesterday at Brockholes in the absence of the butterflies which we’d gone looking for. It would have been such a shame to have overlooked these amazing mini-beasts. I am pleased to give them their rightful place here. (Especially since Read more…

Day-Flying Moths at Brockholes

I’ve been doing a lot of challenges recently and it’s something I hugely enjoy. What I’ve realised though is that I’ve been spending a lot of time digging into the archives for photographs to fit. And whilst this is something I enjoy too, I love to be outdoors DOING rather Read more…

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