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My photograph of the month for February

As you may have seen on my twitter feed, I had the opportunity to visit Australia for a few weeks at the end of February.

Unsurprisingly my photograph for February is from Australia. I chose this photo not only because it is unlikely I will be able to post a photo of a wild flying fox anytime soon, but it makes me smile! I love that it was clearly watching me watch it!

More photos from Australia will follow.

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My photograph of the month for January

In early January I got to photograph this pretty little Dunnock, foraging in and out of the golden sunlight under a Yew tree.

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My favourite wildlife moment of 2019

I had wanted to publish this blog over the new year, unfortunately I had a nasty bout of flu so I had to delay this post.

In November I took a trip that I had wanted to do for a few years. It was to Donna Nook, famous for grey seals. In November and December the grey seals come up onto the beach in huge numbers to breed. It is an impressive sight! The day was wonderful, the baby seals were adorable! What I wasn’t expecting was the noise of the seals, so loud you can hear from the car park. It is an eerie sound, yet somehow it is enchanting!

The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust do a fantastic job of counting and looking out for the safety of the seals, while also taking the time to talk with visitors about the seals and the local wildlife.

I took so many photos that I did have a hard time choosing which ones to share with you. There are a lot of cute baby seal photos, but as you will see, there was room for other wildlife to live amongst these magnificent marine mammals.

I am already looking forward to visiting again next year!

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My photograph of the month for November

November was a month of rain … lots and lots of rain! Many places flooded, including my home town of Worcester.

On a walk along the river bank I took this photo of a resting Swan by the canal locks. It’s glassy reflection obstructed by the flood debris.

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My photograph of the month for October

This month I had the chance to really put my new camera’s zoom capabilities to the test, I photographed the peregrines perched on Leicester Cathedral. Taking both my camera and tripod out to the city, with the aim to capture a view of this impressive example of urban wildlife. I took plenty of photos, playing with the camera position as much as the zoom.

I was really rather pleased with the results!

The elegant statuesque creature, perched atop a Cross that adorned the cathedral spire. Feathers catching the wind as sharp eyes gazed across the landscape. An occasional glance down in my direction with a perching look!

Even at rest, this fierce bird-of-prey means business!

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My photograph of the month for September

My choice for my photo for September was clear. This little moment of urban wild was a real highlight for me.

Walking along a path in the rain, housing estate lining one side and the river the other, I stumbled on this handsome frog. Sat proud in the middle of the path, I got down low to capture the frog in its urban surroundings.

Once I had photographed its best side, the frog hopped off to the damp safety of the nearby river bank, leaving me with a this photo and a spring in my step!

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My photograph of the month for August

With the beautiful sunny weather of August and a new camera to play with, I had a lot of fun with photography this month. My only problem was when I came to do this blog, I had a lot of photos to chose from. In the end I settled on this photo.

I was photographing the Banded Demoiselles along the canal when this little beauty positioned itself perfectly on a stem of grass. Underneath, almost hidden, a patient spider waited. The demoiselle was only there for a moment and then off it flew, dancing in the gentle summer’s breeze.

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Jean’s garden

I went to visit with family recently. Their garden is beautiful! Jean has clearly worked very hard to make it look so gorgeous, and it is great for wildlife. The bees and butterflies love her garden.

I was also a few days after I had gotten a new camera, so it was a great way to test my new equipment.

Here are some of the photos I took of the bright colours, flowers and wildlife I found. I hope you enjoy Jean’s garden as much as I do!

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My photograph of the month for May, June and July

I know I have let my monthly blog of my photography slide for the last few months. So this month I’m going to play catch up. Here is my photos for May, June and July.

May
Having a picnic outside in the sunshine, I began to feel like I wasn’t alone! Looking around I realised a large number of rooks had gathered … waiting … watching. It’s fair to say that they were likely waiting for any left behind crumbs. It did have a feeling of the scene from “The Birds”!

May

June
The month of 30 Days Wild, so much wild and so many photos. It was great! It was difficult to chose my photo for June, it was this colouful Painted Lady that won!

June

July
The weather was rather tough this month, either cold and wet or stiflingly hot. But with the heat, there was sun, so I did make the most of the lovely sunny days. I had the opportunity to watch a flock of starlings having a bath and a splash. It was so much fun to see and photograph.

July

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#30DaysWild – highlights from 2019

Here are my highlights from #30DaysWild 2019. Moving house, while working full time and joining in with 30 Days Wild wasn’t easy, but it was very worth it!

One of the best things I have done all month is putting up the bird feeder in my new home. It didn’t take long for the birds to find it! I now have regular visits from Blue Tits, Great Tits, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Robins, Blackbirds, Sparrows. I also have Collared Doves and Wood Pigeons hovering up the dropped crumbs. Winding down from a day at work, I now find myself sitting with my cuppa and watching my new feathered friends!

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