Butterflies, Birds & Lockdown

Right now I should be in southern Spain searching for Iberian Lynx. However, like roughly a third of the entire world’s population, I’m stuck at home in a mandatory lockdown. Spain is having a horrible time at the moment, and Britain is sadly following a very similar trajectory. The trip will have to wait. For now, along with everyone else, my travel is curtailed to wherever I can walk from my from my front door. While my horizons have been severely reigned in, I’m doing my best to widen my interests to counteract this. With that in mind, I’m paying much more attention to trees, plants, flowers, fungi, lichens, mosses, etc, and as a result, the species list is growing again!

Meanwhile, I have plenty photos in the archives that I’m yet to publish on the website (or elsewhere), so I’m afraid even a deadly pandemic won’t be curtailing me from adding new photos to the galleries. Today I have added this Wood White, photographed close to home on a bluebell in the Forest of Dean. The Green Bee-eater was captured in the north of Sri Lanka.

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Big cats & COVID-19

This Lion has been added to the wildlife gallery today. It was photographed as I was driving south against a deadline, in order to reach Skukuza to catch a connecting flight to Johannesburg. Two males had recently finished eating a kill in the distance, and then they both ambled in ... Read more

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Storks & Babblers

A further two images have been added to the wildlife gallery this evening. The Asian Openbill Stork was photographed in southern Sri Lanka and I found the Arrow-marked Babbler while taking a short break from driving in Kruger National Park, South Africa. My photography has just about reached a complete ... Read more

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