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Award Winning Photo.

I was lucky enough to win first prize in the Daily Mail’s wildlife photographer of the year award(reptile and amphibian category). The winning photo below was taken at Woodwalton Fen in Cambridgeshire.

Nature Reserve

21st March 2017

Common Toads, rejoicing under the Latin name Bufo Bufo, seldom appear in our garden nowadays but in Monyash (White Peak) they have notices up asking people to take care not to drive over the many… 126 more words

Local Wildlife

Against The Odds - I’m Struggling

An ideal subject for this weeks challenge would be the Kingfisher I captured some weeks back and featured in It’s A Kind Of Magic. But I don’t want to show you that, instead I’m going to show you, nothing. 370 more words

Photography

Two-thirds of UK common toads have disappeared in the last 30 years

Scientists in the UK and Switzerland have reported a rapid decline in common toad (Bufo bufo) populations across both European countries since the 1980s. 169 more words

Nature

If everybody looked the same...

So I spent a little time today taking portraits of amphibians, as you do… I was translocating great crested newts from a site proposed for development and ended up capturing large numbers of smooth newts and toads as well as the great cresteds. 140 more words

Smooth Newt

A Record Broken

We have been very busy mowing and generally cutting back before the winter birds arrive. Today it was the turn of the western shore of Ibsley Water to receive a haircut. 186 more words

An unexpected PJ tick and more!

It turned out to be a rather wet and dreary weekend so we were pretty much stop at homes. Ian took advantage of the occasional dry spells to mow the lawns; that reads far more impressive than the reality! 719 more words