Still alive!

This is just a quick note to say firstly, and perhaps most importantly as far as I’m concerned at least, that I’m still here and still alive, even if the consistent and complete lack of site updates might imply otherwise! … Read more

Dark mode is done

What I thought would be a quick and easy thing turned out to be quite a big job in the end, but the dark mode is now just about sorted. I’ve even decided to make it the default view, although … Read more

Lights out!

There’s not a lot to say on the photographic front as I’ve simply not been able to devote any time to photography. That hasn’t stopped me acquiring new photographic gear though, which I look forward to trying out when time … Read more

Links page layout

I’ve changed the layout of the links page. It was a list format before, with a load of unnecessary waffle about each link. It’s now in a grid layout with nothing more than titles. It’s a small change, but given … Read more

Nightjars in the Forest of Dean

The 2020 Nightjar season was unlike those before it thanks to lockdowns, etc. I expected 2021 to be much like a more usual Nightjar season. Instead we’re still in something of a state of restricted activity, albeit not a full … Read more


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