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John Finlayson
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John's family are sorry to inform you that John died unexpectedly last week.
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Nice eye contact ...
With this flyover Grey Heron. With birds in flight, before publishing, I always look at the focus on the claws, beak and eye. In this case I'm pretty happy with the image. Herons are great subjects for in flight photography because of their slow, ponderous ...
Nice eye contact ...
Nice eye contact ...
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No boarder controls for this immigrant.
And what a stunning European visitor this is. The Painted Lady visits our shores annually in variable numbers from April onwards and is a very colourful and welcome addition to our native species. It will have two or three broods between June and October be...
No boarder controls for this immigrant.
No boarder controls for this immigrant.
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When I grow up ......
...... I'll be a fully fledged Blue it. This little chap made me smile with his little patch of blue on his head.  Sometimes its the most common of birds that present the highlight of an otherwise quiet birding session.
When I grow up ......
When I grow up ......
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Harvest time is upon us as is this years crop of Sparrowhawks
I spent a very pleasant hour watching three fledgling Sparrowhawks and
the parent birds on the Aldwincle side of the reserve late afternoon yesterday.  Contact calling frequently from a small coppice between the village church and the reserve boundary they...
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A privilege to photograph.
As the crow flies Titchmarsh LNR is not too far away from Duxford and we are quite often graced with sightings of WWII veterens. In this case a Spitfire TR Mk IX ML407 ( Civil G-LFIX ) known as the '' Grace '' Spitfire due to its ownership. A two seat train...
A privilege to photograph.
A privilege to photograph.
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An identification challenge from a recent visit to Fowlmere.
Had us scratching our heads and consulting the guide books. It had most of the characteristics of a Ruddy Shelduck but it wasn't, grey head ! ...... Hmmmm.                This is a pair of Ruddy Shelducks that I photograped at Slipton last year The staff at...
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..... followed by a Dragonfly day .....
........ OK, here goes, talk about putting a questionable, bordering on non-existent reputation for Dragonfly identification on the line. But you have to learn when venturing into unknown waters. All comments, corrections and wisdom greatly appreciated.    ...
..... followed by a Dragonfly day .....
..... followed by a Dragonfly day .....
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A Butterfly day at Wood Walton Fen last Sunday ..........
....... started with a Brimstone, one of the earliest Butterflies to be on the wing in springtime                                           and still going strong mid-August .....                                   ... ....... quickly followed be a Gatekeepe...
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A challenge to the Botanists amongst you !
On Sunday  I was at Wood Walton Fen near Cambridge and come across the the following.   I thought that it was a seed pod of sorts but I didn’t want to to remove it for
analysis, it was one of several in a bunch, each about four-five  inches in length  appr...
A challenge to the Botanists amongst you !
A challenge to the Botanists amongst you !
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