Waxwing lyrical

The past few weeks have been busy, full of murmuring clues to say I’ve nearly finished university, apparently ready to embark on the next chapter of my life. Unfortunately, there has been something quite wrong about February, though. I have spent most of it inside. Many hours have been consumed by my thesis project, hunched…

WEEK 4 AND 5 SIGHTINGS

These past two weeks I have been spoilt, yet again, for sightings of more exciting birds around Nottinghamshire. A fantastic, bright morning out ringing last Sunday, and a dusky afternoon around Attenborough gave nothing short of a treat in my bird count of 2017. Whilst out ringing, the new sightings of a Marsh and Coal…

WEEK 3 SIGHTINGS

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…

An evening with Nick Baker and the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

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….

WEEK 2 SIGHTINGS

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…

When things got weird in the night!

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…

Buzzing after a meeting with the Buzzards!

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….

WEEK 1 SIGHTINGS

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…

The week we went to Welney

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…

The Badger Set, 2/1/2017

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…