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The auks of Duncansby head

April 27, 2019

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Tucked away around the corner from John O’Groats, with its famous sea stacks, Duncansby head is a heaven for sea birds. Fulmars, Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins and more. These photos were taken over the glorious Easter weekend of 2019. Click on a pic.                       Eider   […]

Kestrel on Hartland Point

March 11, 2019

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Being at heart an action-sports photographer. (In a previous life I was a professional surf photographer for 15 years). And now learning the dark arts of landscape photography, it is always a pleasure to bump into some wildlife and getting a buzz from frantically doing the maths and changing settings to shoot at high shutter […]

Pedigree Lundy Peregrine

February 20, 2019

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One of the many joys of a trip to Lundy is a Peregrine Falcon sighting. There are up to half a dozen pairs resident on the island and it is not unusual to get a fleeting glance of a Peregrine as it patrols the cliffs around the island. They are quick and shy; and this […]

Merry Chrimbo 2018

December 24, 2018

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Merry Christmas to all fellow bloggers and readers of this humble and a million other blogs, to everyone who is brave enough to put it out there for ‘the troll’ to feed on – we salute you! Here’s a cheeky, red, red robin taken on a snowy spring day at Moles Chamber on Exmoor earlier […]

Snowfall – the perfect bird accessory

February 7, 2018

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Living here by the coast in North Devon means that we rarely see snow, salty onshore winds see to that. The last time it snowed on the beach was way back in February 2009. (There are some photos in a blog entitled ‘Can you smell carrots’. Here > https://esterspears.com/2016/01/11/can-you-smell-carrots/  ) Just a few miles up the […]

Catching oysters on a cold winters day

February 3, 2018

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In a gap between downpours, on a cold winters day, I took advantage of a super low tide and walked from Main beach here in Woolacombe to Grunta beach without getting my feet wet (waterproof shoes). As a consequence of the super moon, the tide drains out to near zero allowing us walkers to pass […]