7 Days in Provence

2020 certainly has shaped up as a year to remember for everyone, everywhere. And for mostly the wrong reasons, or perhaps “reason.” A two-week trip to Spain was cancelled earlier in the summer (first-world problem) with all the uncertainty of what was going on, but we were fortunate to be in a position in July…

Danish Finches & More

After years of working for a certain Danish toy company and travelling to Denmark very regularly, I finally managed to invite myself to a friend’s home to photograph their bird table. Not so much the table as what visits it every winter. Each year, as the temperature drops, the table sees incredible winter visitors arrive…

The Owls of Serbia – December 2019

For a long time, I’ve really wanted to see the Long Eared Owl roosts of Serbia and finally my father and I made the pilgrimage. And we weren’t disappointed. We flew into Belgrade one late winter afternoon, picked up our hire car and started our hour long journey to the only hotel that ever seems…

Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina – July 2019

A family holiday took us to Croatia this summer for an albeit short sprint of a break spent between Split and Dubrovnik, but mainly of the latter. As the title suggests, we also made it to Bosnia & Herzegovina for a couple day-trips, though any kind of wildlife watching was restricted to one site. In…

Adder Love

I love reptiles in general but the adder holds a special place. Yes, they’re incredibly beautiful with their zig zag patterns and the male’s silver appearance post-shed. Their red eyes contrasting against the browns and greys of their skin. Maybe it’s the danger element too, the fact that you’re so close to Britain’s only venomous…

Dormouse Survey Essex

Just before Easter 2019 I was able to join a dormouse survey in a local wood. To say I was excited… I had never seen a dormouse in the wild, let alone to prospect of getting close to one. Graham and the team were on hand to train up volunteers and get them comfortable enough…