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…

New Year – New Resolutions!

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…

Bird Personality of the Year 2016

So sports personality of the year has been dubbed by some of my friends as the new Lack of Personality of the Year (not me, I promise… sort of). Andy Murray, we may love you in a way, but achieving the title of three times winner is a little excessive for somebody I have seen…

The fastest animal on earth nested in the heart of Nottingham

After David Attenborough’s most recent Planet Earth episode on cities, it gives me great pleasure to introduce a record breaker living in our small corner of the globe. Here we provide a home to nothing less than the fastest animal on earth, diving for prey at speeds up to 389km/h with deathly precision. With a…

Dogs help conservation – really!?

For many people, particularly in my neck of the woods, hearing the words dog and conservation in the same sentence will translate to how dogs are destroying the wildlife, disrupting ground nesting birds or small mammals, and generally causing havoc around the countryside. Following this, it was quite novel and to be honest rather intriguing to…

A Benefit in Bird Ringing?

The other week, I had the pleasure of ringing some beautiful birds along the Lincolnshire coast. The sun shone, the company was excellent, and as always I was completely absorbed by everything about these delicate little birds. After catching birds in our nets, they were meticulously removed from their disorientated perch, before being taken back…

A Beautiful Early Morning with the Red Deer

Everything seems to have settled down after the establishment of the leks during the rutting season in October. The men have been sorted from the boys, and the boys now seem a little lost and confused. The females calmly graze by their designated protective fellows, and their babies by their side look like they are…