The Inked Naturalist Blog

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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...

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Lesser Yellowlegs

I photographed this Lesser Yellowlegs at Aberlady Bay back in 2009. I’ve been lucky to see a few of these North American vagrants in the UK, but this one put on quite a show...

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Steller’s Eider

The Steller’s Eider is undoubtedly my favourite duck species. I have been lucky enough to have fantastic encounters with this species during two trips to Arctic Norway. I photographed this drake at Båtsfjord from...

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Graceful Prinia

During my trip to Turkey (a good few years ago now), I was lucky to see a broad range of very special birds. Many of these birds were either globally rare or scarce within...

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Alpine Catchfly

Alpine Catchfly (Silene suecica) is only found at two sites in the UK (one in Angus and a very small colony in Cumbria). The plants at the Cumbrian site are very high up, unfortunately...

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Alpine Accentor

I photographed this Alpine Accentor during an incredible trip to the high Caucasus in Georgia. It was a species I have wanted to see for many years (having missed opportunities in several countries previously)....