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Bempton Cliffs and North Cave Wetlands

I had a quick trip to Bempton Cliffs this weekend and then called at North Cave Wetlands on the way home.  There’s not much about at Bempton at the moment.  All the Razorbills, Guillemots and Puffins have gone to sea but there are some interesting pictures of young gannets to…

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Return Trip to Bird of Prey Centre

18 September 2013 We paid another visit to the York Bird of Prey Centre at Huby, York, today and were not disappointed.  It was much quieter than our last visit, being later in the season, nevertheless, there were plenty of staff on hand and we had a good time.  It…

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September at Hillam

It’s the second week in September and I’m looking after a cattery and smallholding at Hillam, near Selby.  The weather has deteriorated since I arrived but I managed to get a few days out to look at the wildlife.  A trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s site at Wheldrake Ings was…

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In the Garden

Since July 2004, I have been keeping a record of the birds seen in our garden in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.  To date, I have recorded 62 species, the most unusual being a laughing kookaburra which my wife spotted sitting in the tree above our pond.  She managed to grab a…

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‘Antipodean Lullaby’

I’ve just had some great news from an amazing Yorkshire wildlife artist called TERESA BOAST. Teresa bought a couple of pictures from me some time ago and has finally got round to painting one of them.  The ‘Antipodean Lullaby’ (below), was selected to be hung in the new ‘Threadneedle Space’…

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Success with the RSPB 2014 Love Nature Calendar

I am delighted to learn that my shot of this red squirrel, taken in the Lake District, has been chosen for the month of November in the RSPB 2014 Love Nature Calendar. There are some great photos in it.  For £7.99, you should all support the RSPB and buy one!

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Bird of Prey Centre in Huby, York

We’ve just been to the newly opened Bird of Prey centre in Huby, York and had a great time.  Expecting to be a couple of hours, we finally dragged ourselves away six hours later.  The staff are very knowledgeable, extremely helpful and there are loads of opportunities for photographs. As…

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