RSPB – Minsmere Trip

RSPB Minsmere is a nature reserve in Saxmundham where visitors can see the huge range of birds that pass along the Suffolk coast.  You may have heard of Minsmere from BBC Spring watch / autumn watch program, the presenters are often visiting the reserve.  We thought we would give the place a visit last November…

The Cow

Few photos taken from the field that my mother-in-laws house looks onto. In the field they have a few of the following rare breed cows, not sure what type of cow they are.  Photos taken with D90 and my basic 70-300mm lens. Playing around with the processing, not to everyone’s taste but I like them.…

Peak District Trip 2011

Late October 2011 we visited the Peak District, we invited my mum and sister along for the trip.  My sister Charlotte is getting into photography so I thought she would enjoy a mini photo trip.  We drove up to Padley Gorge first, beautiful place. Padley Gorge is one of the finest remaining examples of the oak/birch…

Mushroom Photography

Mushrooms of 2011

For me 2011 was the year of the mushroom, well photography wise anyway. I managed to find and photograph quite a few different species of fungi. We didn’t really have to try that hard to find them, we had a wet end of summer and a super mild autumn so the mushrooms were abundant. I…

Wild Boar in the Forest of Dean

Late September last year we visited the Forest of Dean, after spending couple hours driving we arrived at our hotel.  We had already booked at a hotel run by ex Gurkha’s, the hotel also had a restaurant serving authentic Nepalese food.  We got our bags in and went straight out again to make the most of…

Northumberland trip – Seahouses

September 2011 we went for a trip up north, we drove from Milton Keynes to Yorkshire, then the next day we went upto Seahouses in Northumberland.  We stayed in a lovely B&B about 5mins walk from the beach.  Seahouses, known as ‘The Gateway to the Farne Islands, Its a small seaside town with a harbour. …

Parrot Sitting – Ouch!

In August 2011 I went over to my mums, she was looking after Nancy the African grey parrot. Nancy is about 8 years old now, when her owner goes on holiday my mum and sister care for her. She’s a naughty parrot and only takes orders from her owner.   Me and my sister took her…