Lori

As if a pandemic and its associated lockdown wasn’t enough of an excuse for my travel and photography to slow down, and by extension this website, I’ve had another excuse which has been growing ever larger for the past nine … Read more

2020 Nightjar season summary – part 2

Part 2 (July – Aug) Click here for part 1 During a few days toward the end of June I spent a bit of time at a site that used to be my favourite place to watch Nightjars. It’s where … Read more

Brave & B.A.T

This site is now a ‘Brave Verified Creator’. By becoming a Brave Verified Publisher, the site joins over 240,000 publishers and creators on the Brave platform able to receive Basic Attention Token (BAT) donations from Brave’s over 7 million monthly … Read more

Passing parameters

I’ve tried to build this site as efficiently as possible and to maximise re-use of code wherever I can. As a result most pages are constructed ‘on the fly’ on the server when a visitor requests to look at them, … Read more

African Avians

I usually try to mix things up at least a little bit when adding new images to the gallery, but on this occasion we have three birds, all found in the same part of the world as each other. The … Read more

Saal Digital review

In June 2020 I was given the opportunity to receive one of Saal Digital’s Professional Line Photobooks in exchange for some feedback on the product. I have no affiliation with Saal Digital and will be completely unbiased in my review … Read more

PageSpeed = 100%

If you’re one of the very few who read this section of the site (what’s wrong with you?!) then you’ll know I like to measure the optimisation of my site with GTMetrix. Getting as close to a 100% score on … Read more

Faster pages

I’m happy with the performance of the website. It’s been consistent, stable and fast since the re-write of the site (once a decent new host was found). There’s always room for improving the speed of page load times though, especially … Read more

Kiskadees & Hornbills

Two more new images have been added to the gallery today. The Great Kiskadee is a large flycatcher. It is a very widespread species but this particular one was photographed towards the far north of Costa Rica. The African Grey … Read more

Moths, Buffalo & Tropicbirds

Three new images have been added to the wildlife gallery this evening. The most recently photographed was the Puss Moth caterpillar – an incredible looking creature found locally in the Forest of Dean. Next is a Cape Buffalo (or African … Read more

Popular posts

I’ve made a small tweak to the homepage so that it now shows the most popular (most visited) posts. I might extend this to appear on other pages, or it might just remain on the homepage only. (update – I’ve … Read more

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