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....
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Nightjars in the Forest of Dean


Posts, opinions and random articles that don’t fit into any other category.

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…

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…

2020 Nightjar season summary – part 1

Part 1 (May – June) When the 2020 nightjar season got underway, Britain was in Covid-19 lockdown. Consequently, with everything I had planned cancelled, and with little else to work…

Plants and Fungi

For all the years that I’ve been watching wildlife, I’ve deliberately paid little attention to all the other forms of life out there. My focus has always been squarely in…

2019 Nightjar season summary

The 2019 Nightjar season officially started for me on the 10th May. I’d already visited 4 different sites on the preceding nights hoping for just a flight call or a…

Recommended reading

I love books. On this page, I’ll recommend some books I’ve enjoyed or found useful. I’ll keep it relevant by only including natural history related stuff, and will update the…

The Biggest & Baddest

This is by no means a serious piece of writing, but instead a bit of fun looking through the list of all the species I’ve photographed so far… The biggest…

Camera gear

Take photographs for long enough, and you’ll sooner or later be asked for advice about which is the best camera, the best lens, etc. Perhaps more frustrating, you’ll meet other…

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