bobbing Jack Snipe - A quest to see and photograph a Jack Snipe at Stony Stratford Nature Reserve in Milton Keynes (image is a great tit)

Bobbing Jack Snipe

I had my first Jack Snipe on the patch last week, my friend and I wandered the flooded fields beside the new workings (shhh… don’t […] Read More

Chasing Sunset - an evening walk around the floodplain forest NR and Ouse Valley with lots of sunset photos

Chasing Sunset

Seeing the sky on fire, as our life providing sun, slowly sinks into the horizon, lifts the spirits. The plethora of colour spreading out across […] Read More

Unprepared - Old stone bridge over back brook at Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve


It’s funny, yesterday morning I was writing a future blog post, on staying safe outside, and one major element I covered preparedness, especially with clothing. […] Read More

Reflections - Mallards and a Cormorant on an island, with reflections


A dank, grey mist, persistently hung across the Ouse valley today, and I must admit I had to force myself out for a walk today. […] Read More