Monthly Archive: June 2019

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Norway Lemming

One of the undoubted highlights of my first trip to arctic Norway was this Norway Lemming. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw this fantastic creature scurrying across the tundra towards us! Animal...

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Masked Shrike at Spurn

Back in September 2014 I was lucky enough to travel to Spurn with friends to see the 1st winter Masked Shrike that had been present for a day or so. On arrival it didn’t...

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King Eider

King Eiders are truly spectacular birds and I have been lucky enough to see quite a few in the UK and Ireland. However, nothing prepared me for the sheer numbers and views I experienced...

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Hawk Owl

During my first trip to Arctic Norway, I was really lucky to see over eleven Hawk Owls. This day flying owl is simply stunning. Wikipedia states that there are three subspecies that exist across the northern holarctic....

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Downy Emerald

Downy Emeralds are the most widespread of the ’emerald dragonflies’, but they are far from common. I photographed this individual in the Lake District (Cumbria). Getting flight shots with my primitive camera set up...

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Bithynian Vetch

I photographed this Bithynian Vetch at a site in Dumfries and Galloway quite a few years ago. It is quite a scarce wild flower and I am unsure if it is still present at...