Well, this week has been a real treat for me in the bird world! A mini marathon biking to three nature parks in three days ensured my heart was full of nature fancies, and I certainly have felt all the better for it. Cloudy days? Drizzly rain? Ice biting cold? It doesn't matter, January's wildlife … Continue reading WEEK 3 SIGHTINGS
Thank you Nick Baker and the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust for hosting an evening to discuss the state of nature in the UK - it was phenomenal. Having grown up to Nick enthusing my childhood with wildlife on TV, it was so satisfying to see that he was just as inspiring and encapsulating in real life. … Continue reading An evening with Nick Baker and the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Before going up to Nottingham to start my final term of University (oh god, why did this have to end so soon, still so not ready for real life, help.), me and Dad enjoyed a very productive afternoon setting up the nest boxes for both the large and small bird species around the farm. The … Continue reading The boxes are up!
Just a short post. Here are my bird sightings for the week, with four new additions to the list for 2017! Barn owl! (albeit from a car, but there was no doubt that this flash of cream in the night was one of these beautiful creatures) Little egret Redwing Long-tailed tit (both of these two shots … Continue reading WEEK 2 SIGHTINGS
Well, yesterday after the events that unfolded in front of the camera trap, I could not have hoped for anything more exciting than what I had already seen in daylight. Exciting was perhaps not the right word for what happened last night, but perhaps just downright weird. Not only had another interesting array of wildlife been … Continue reading When things got weird in the night!
This morning the snow was being blown around the sky like feathers shaken from vigorously from a down pillow, and the ice cold wind was sharp, whipping across my cheeks. Of course, the weather conditions were not ideal for catching wildlife on camera, but I had a feeling that I was going to get lucky. … Continue reading Buzzing after a meeting with the Buzzards!
Ok, so after how well some people have been doing on their Bird Races, whereby they try to sight as many new species within the year, I think my bird sightings could be seen as a little modest... However, I was very pleased with this weeks sightings - 3 new species to me and a … Continue reading WEEK 1 SIGHTINGS
Yesterday, I was lucky enough to visit Welney Wildlife Reserve with my family. It was a trip I had been looking forward to all Christmas, and after an article I had written on the Whooper swan last month, I couldn’t wait to finally meet these amazing birds. Upon arrival we were lucky enough to see … Continue reading The week we went to Welney
Over the past few weeks, I have captured hours of footage. Unfortunately, of which mostly consisted of branches, twigs, and dead foliage. I am sure you will understand how ecstatic I was, therefore, to find that last night all the local wildlife had come to visit the badger set! I managed to find badgers, which … Continue reading The Badger Set, 2/1/2017
2016 was, despite a few global political disasters, a fantastic year. I have successfully completed the bachelor’s part to my degree, and have nearly completed my Zoology Master’s that I have been thoroughly enjoying. I have taken my desire to work in Science Communication by the horns, and have since become a proud contributor to … Continue reading New Year – New Resolutions!