Category Archives: The Great Fen

Glorious Sunsets.

On the west side of my local nature reserve there is a small bank. It’s a great place to observe wildlife particulary Barn Owls, Chinese Water Deer and in the winter Short Eared Owls. Being located on the west side … Continue reading

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Wood Is Good.

Some wildlife species are drawn to wooden fence posts and gates. But why? It’s all to do with the sun and heat. During the day the sun heats up the wood which retains the heat in the late afternoon and … Continue reading

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Kingfisher And Copper.

I visited my local nature reserve with the intention of getting some timelapse video footage from one of the hides. View from the Rothchilds Mere hide. I set up my camera to take a shot every 6 seconds for 40 … Continue reading

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Reptile Refuge.

Reptiles like young grass snakes and small lizards need to find safe hiding places if they want to avoid being eaten by predators. But where would they hide? This small grass snake has found a hiding place in the bark … Continue reading

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Rothchild’s Sunflower.

‘Rothchild’s sunflower’ was originally planted to re-introduce Large Copper butterflies to the Woodwalton Fen nature reserve. Unfortunately Large Copper butterflies didn’t return but Bee’s and other insects are attracted to the large yellow flowers . The reserve was onced owned … Continue reading

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I Spied A Spider.

Summer is a good time for photographing spiders. Spiders aren’t too nervous so if you’re careful you should be able to get close enough to get some great closeup shots.  Below are photographs of some of the spiders found at Woodwalton Fen … Continue reading

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Chinese Project.

I have an ongoing project to photograph and film Chinese Water Deer. They’re not easy animals to photograph, they generally spend the day in a reedbed coming out to feed in the early evening just when the light is fading. … Continue reading

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