Monday, 19 September 2016


After six trips to not see leopards and three trips to not see tigers, my first trip to not see jaguars didn't live up to expectations. Here are a selection of photos from my holiday to Brazil.

Female jaguar

Yellow-beaked cardinals

Crane hawk



Hyacinth macaws

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Friday, 12 February 2016


There are butterflies in the hothouse in RHS Wisley again - really worth a visit.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Monday, 5 October 2015


I shall be away for the next three weeks or so - and hopefully, I shall have some photos of pandas to post when I get back.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Sparrowhawk feeding


This young sparrowhawk caught a collared dove in our garden, and ate it beneath the bay tree. The magpies were all very interested, and kept darting in to snatch a beakful. It's been a good year for young birds - these peregrines were nesting a couple of miles away. Sorry about the quality of these - I was in a rush to capture the moment.


Monday, 2 March 2015

Mr and Mrs Bluetit - an everyday tale of the Paridae family from Leatherhead.

If the Bluetits decide to buy the property featured below, via Snowball, Snout & Sniffly, estate agents to the animal kingdom, I shall start a separate blog. This will be a new soap from Nestbox Productions, detailing the highs and lows of raising a family in the competitive world of small avians.

Mrs Bluetit is contemplating buying that twig she's had her eye on for some time.

Mr Bluetit is wondering 
whether he can afford it.