Archive for 2019

Long-Tailed Tit Project

Filed in Projects on Mar.12, 2019

Recently I found a pair of Long-tailed Tits that were building a nest in a dense hedgerow protected on all sides by thorny branches. In between running my one to ones and workshops I’ve spent as much time there as I can. I’m working from a camouflaged hide to minimise any disturbance to these tiny birds by my present.


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Dippers- Early Nesters

Filed in Places Of Interest, Workshops on Feb.28, 2019

The Dippers in the Peak District have been incredibly active over the last few weeks, they are normally early nesters and have two broods per year but with this month’s glorious weather giving the feeling its summer it seems to have spurred the Dippers on even more and they are already mating and checking out nest sites and building new ones.


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Raw Beauty – The Cairngorms

Filed in Wildlife, Workshops on Feb.02, 2019

The Cairngorms National Park in Scotland is a place that is truly stunning, with spectacular landscapes, snow capped peaks and breathtaking scenery. The Cairngorm plateau is the highest and coldest in Britain. You can still see snow in places in the summer, and in winter it is a place of raw beauty. The Cairngorms, known as Am Monadh Ruadh in Gaelic, are mountains that form part of the Grampians and are the most famous of the mountain ranges.


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Birdwatching Magazine Interview

Filed in Articles, In the Press on Jan.22, 2019

In February’s issue of Bird Watching magazine there is a fun interview I did, where I was asked a series of questions and my thoughts on different topics all relating to birds and bird watching. Contact with nature in any form is good for your mental and physical health and also you’re sole. My best advice I can give to anyone wishing to witness this is just to get outside and let nature do its magic. The magazine is out now and available either online or in all good retailers.


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Fieldcraft – Ethics

Filed in Articles, Photography Tips, Wildlife on Jan.09, 2019

Winter is a testing time for all living animals, always remember when working with wild animals they come first and the last thing you want to do is to impose yourself to quickly or scare the animal you’re wishing to photograph. It’s also very important to know that calories are burned off more quickly during the winter months so fieldcraft and respect have to be the first priorities of any wildlife photographer.


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The Societies of Photographers 2019 Convention

Filed in Events on Jan.01, 2019

I presented two masterclasses at the Societies of Photographers 2019 Convention and Trade Show in London. Both of my masterclasses were designed to inspire and show how I work in the field and what’s behind my thought process and images. The title of the event comes over fancy and upmarket but my talks were very down to earth, honest with humour, passion and love for the natural world.


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