Sunday 21 August 2022

21 August 2022 - Migrants at Oare Marshes KWT

 A few extra migrants whilst walking round the reserve (having enjoyed the Bonaparte's Gull!).

21 August 2022 - Bonaparte's Gull at Oare Marshes, KWT

 I finally connected with Napoleon the Bonaparte's Gull at Oare Marshes KWT today - it's only been returning something like ten years... I didn't want o rush things!

Monday 8 August 2022

8 Aug 2022 - Cape Gull at Grafham Water, Cambs. FIRST FOR BRITAIN!!!

 Stunning news yesterday, while I was in Cornwall, of this adult Cape Gull at Grafham Water. A fabulous FIRST for BRITAIN! 

Sunday 7 August 2022

7 Aug 2022- Lessor Emperors from front garden!

Welcomed back from Scilly this afternoon by two Lesser Emperor dragonflies, egg laying, just metres from the front door at Leybourne Lakes - I put in lots of effort before seeing my first of this species, and now... 

Thursday 4 August 2022

4 August 2022 - Swimming with Grey Seals off the Eastern Isles, Scilly

Max and I spent an hour photographing Grey Seals off the Eastern Isles, Isles of Scilly. Amazing experience to be in their environment and have them visit and investigate you - slightly more elegant and effortless in the water than my good self... An absolutely fabulous experience!


Wednesday 3 August 2022

3 August 2022 - Cory's Shearwater off the Isles of Scilly

Cory's Shearwater on lumpy seas from last night's trip out...fantastic large shears, breeding on islands in the eastern Atlantic, that are always fun to encounter out on the open seas with Scilly Pelagics.

3 August 2022 - Wilson's Petrels off the Isles of Scilly

An extremely confiding Wilson's Petrel from last night's Scilly Pelagics trip out. These tiny but tough wee seabirds are the smallest warm-blooded animals to breed in Antarctica. They then tour the northern hemisphere oceans during the Austral winter.

Tuesday 2 August 2022

2 August 2022 - Irish Moss seaweed iridescence...St Marys, Scilly

Lovely iridescence on the Irish Moss #seaweed on St Mary's, IOS. This underwater shining spectacle on sunny days is fascinating, but why? Interesting article at