Painting Experiment

Painting Experiment

I’m now beginning to really enjoy drawing again and thought I would give painting ago. I was never going to put the pen down as this is what I’m most comfortable with. I want to try to bring some colour into my work but I don’t want to work in a really tight way as […]

Birding up North

Birding up North

Whilst on a recent family visit to the North, I ventured out for a day of birding. First port of call was Pennington Flash near Leigh. It boast to be ‘one of the premier bird watching sites in the North West’ so surely it had to be worth a visit. We called in at the first hide […]

Thompson Common

Thompson Common

I was trying to think of something exciting to call this post, but to be honest if you have ever been to Thompson Common then you know there is no need to call it anything else, the name should conjure up enough excitement anyway! I visited Thompson back in June and fell in love with […]

Birthday surprise

Birthday surprise

4 June and it’s absolutely pouring it down with rain. I was determined not to waste the day. Armed with Ginger beer, cake and a map, along with all usual optical equipment I decided to try somewhere new and headed for Thompson Common and Lake. I had heard it was good for Odonata and wanted […]

As seen on TV

As seen on TV

Through work I have had the opportunity to meet some interesting people and also visit some interesting places. Well this continued on June 3 2014 when we were invited to visit the set of Springwatch at Minsmere and then be in the audience of  Unsprung. We were asked to bring along any drawings that we […]

Moody Skies over Hethersett

Moody Skies over Hethersett

There was a storm brewing in the skies of Hethersett on this evening so I decided to try to experiment with some HDR photography. I went about my business with my Nikon D80 in hand and my new-found understanding of the process. I took myself off round my usual walk, which also meant I got […]

Tiger Match

Tiger Match

In October World Land Trust runs a fundraising appeal where any donation that is made will be matched. This means that any donation given during the fortnight is doubled. This year the funds where going to WLT’s Big Cat Appeal. As one statistical example show big cats need help. Tigers have lost 93% of their range […]

Birding in Costa Blanca

Birding in Costa Blanca

February saw me and a couple of friends take ourselves of to Spain for some birding. We stayed in a friend’s apartment near Algorfa, Alicante. The first evening was spent listening to a Scops owl calling not far from the apartments as well Stone Curlew. It was an early start on the Saturday as we […]

Let the drawing commence

Let the drawing commence

A few months ago I was out with my 5-year-old twins and my daughter announced to someone she met that her daddy was artist. Now this is a nice thought, and would probably be over playing it a bit that I could be considered an artist. Either way it was really rather embarrassing as I […]

Common (fence) lizards

Common (fence) lizards

I personally know very little about Lizards but after a tip-off by my colleague and the author of the blog 27Butterflies I was at least able to photograph 7 common Lizards that were sunning themselves on one section of fence at the edge of Millennium green in Halesworth. I’m lead to believe that these lizards […]