See below for all the latest on when & where I've been out photographing together with details of upcoming events where I will be displaying my work.
2nd March 2016
The multi-coloured beach huts on the sands of Wells-Next-The-Sea are a spectacular sight, something which I've never managed to photograph before.
I Decided to take a stroll there this afternoon as the weather looked good & was lucky to have the beach to myself! I have to say another of Norfolks' idyllic unspoilt spots-a very special place on a cool bright winters afternoon...
27th September 2015
Spent the last few days watching the osprey in the Wensum Valley close to Lyng in Norfolk during their migration to Africa for the winter. Fascinating to see these majestic birds soaring overhead and hunting for fish in the nearby lakes and river.
Very fortunate to watch not only one but two of these birds at times...an amazing sight I'll remember for years to come!
9th May 2015
Spent a few hours at the brand new RSPB visitor centre at Bempton cliffs in Yorkshire. Great to get the opportunity to get close to the resident gannet colonies there which enabled me to get some nice shots whilst they were nesting.
Lots of auks on the cliffs & the sea too including puffins & razorbills, will definitely visit again!
2nd March 2015
Really pleased to enter this photograph in my first photographic competition yesterday and receive 10/10 marks & great comments from the independant professional judge.
It took me 2 trips to the Isle of Lunga in Scotland to get this shot of a puffin with a bill full of sand eels so was great to get such good feedback in a competition.
25th February 2015
Set out today hoping for my first glimpse of a short-eared owl. They are known to migrate to parts of the Norfolk coast for the winter from Scandinavia, Iceland & Russia.
My patience was rewarded with some great views of a pair of owls hunting over the marshes close to Haddiscoe in Norfolk late in the afternoon, a truly magical experience!
11th July 2014
Spent almost 4 hours tracking and photographing a family of otters on the Isle of Mull. A mother & her 2 cubs hunting & playing continually which made a great sight, something which I have spent many hours trying to see.
Watching otters in the wild, on a beautiful sunny day on the west coast of Scotland - it really doesn't get any better!
4th June 2014
Been out in the Wensum Valley regularly recently watching a pair of barn owls hunting in order to feed their young. Managed to get lots of new shots of the owls in flight together with some perched around local farm buildings.
Feel really privileged to be able to photograph these beautiful creatures in their natural surroundings & to see them up so close.
17th May 2014
Spent the morning today at Strumpshaw Fen. Saw plenty of birds including marsh harrier, reed warblers and grasshopper warbler. Heard the bitterns booming but unfortunately they kept out of sight!
It was great to catch a glimpse of this rare swallowtail butterfly which Strumpshaw is famous for at this time of year and lucky to get a shot of one too!
7th May 2014
Delivered latest stock of military cards & postcards to The Muckleburgh Collection today, they are also stocking a range of my wildlife/landscape work in their shop now which is good news. Got some shots today of the new military weapons in place in the 2nd world war gun pits on the cliffs at Muckleburgh in readiness for a new range of greetings cards to be made for the museum. Always nice to work in the nice weather on the coast!
16th April 2014
Went for a walk around Strumpshaw Fen for the first time this week. It was a lovely bright sunny day and there was plenty of wildlife to see which is always great. Saw a bittern in flight, chinese water deer, marsh harriers and an abundance of small birds including this little nuthatch pictured here. I'll definitely be going back!
25th March 2014
Had a great day on the beautiful Norfolk Broads today. Lovely weather and lots of wildlife about but not many boats! Watched a pair of kingfishers hunting which was nice, several marsh harriers together with lots of wildfowl.
Capped the day off with a fantastic sunset drifting in the boat with a flask of tea. It doesn't get much better than this!
12th March 2014
Had a nice evening walking around Norwich city centre looking to get some shots of Norwich Cathedral at night and also Cow Tower. Managed to get some photographs but will have to go back again as eventually ran out of time.
Also Attempted some light trail shots using Norwich Castle as a background.
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