|Oystercatcher - Sandwich bay, Kent|
- Farther Afield
- How to Photograph
- Britain’s Butterflies - Wildguides
- Britain’s Dragonflies - Wildguides
- Britain’s Sea Mammals - Wildguides
- Britains hoverflies - Wildguides
- Britain's Freshwater fishes - Wildguides
- The Crossley ID Guide Raptors
- The Crossley ID Guide Britain & Ireland
- Pocket Guide to Wild Flowers
- Hi-Gear waterproof Trousers
- Dunlop Wellies
- Regata Snow Boots (pink)
- The Wildlife Pond Handbook
- Encouraging People
Friday, 18 April 2014
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
|Fossils a Photographic Field Guide - Cover image|
Fossils A Photographic Field Guide by Chris and Helen Pellant |239 Pages | New Holland |Paper Back | 2013 | ISBN-978-1-78009-408-3
I’m a big believer that getting out in the fresh air is important, my first choice would always be a walk in a wild or semi wild place, where I have a chance of watching (or photographing) the birds or butterflies etc. Unfortunately teenagers don’t seem to agree with me (well my eldest son at least) yet when we visit “the grandparents” in Margate (Kent, UK) he can be convinced to wander the rock pools or visit Herne Bay and search for fossils, so when I received Fossils A Photographic Guide by Chris and Helen Pellant for review I was really pleased I had an excuse to get him out looking again.
Friday, 11 April 2014
New Holland Concise Seashore Wildlife Guide |192 Pages | New Holland/The Wildlife Trust | Paperback| 2012 | ISBN-978-1-84773-786-1 |
I am quite lucky, my old man lives by the sea (the not so glamorous Margate, Kent) so I and my family have free (well travel expenses aside) trips to the coast pretty much when we want (assuming he isn't off on one of his world trips), what this really means is that we get to explore the nature of the rock pools and seashore (assuming we can drag the kids away from the beach or arcade for five minutes), so when we were offered a copy of the New Holland Concise Seashore Wildlife Guide we jumped at it.
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
You may have guessed but I am wildlife obsessed, my family are, how shall we put it, not quite at my level; but may daughter is becoming more interested (easier to convince her to go out in the summer when it's warm and there is plenty about) and (as you can tell from this blog) we live near to a small lake and river system. So when I was approached to review the New Holland Concise Pond Wildlife Guide (that's a mouthful) I thought it would be a great book that she and I could share (I'll pass it to her fully now the review is written).
Monday, 7 April 2014
Light Weight, Hardwoods Green camouflage pattern bag hide | WildlifeWatching Supplies | £55.51 |
|Short-Eared Owl - Milton Keynes 2010|
Once I'd received this lightweight (450g) bag hide, I couldn’t wait to try it out, so I decided to pop out to my local lake and see how it worked. Now I have never tried taking photographs from a portable hide, let alone a bag hide, so I was surprised just how easy it was to do. Simply throw the hide over you, the camera and tripod, and point the lens out through the adjustable hole. There is then a hood for your head that has a fetching scrim net to cover your face (this can be stuck out of the way with the use of the Velcro pads attached) - then sit back and wait for the action to come to you.