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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 […]

Doorstep. Deer. David.

December 15, 2018

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There are around one hundred Sika deer on Lundy. They are organised in family groups of ten to fifteen consisting of one stag (mature male) and the rest consisting of hinds and their offspring (calves). They are timid animals but on a small island they are easy to find and watch, especially in winter when […]

The Wind is at the Heart of me.

December 6, 2018

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“I am tired of brick and stone and rumbling wagon-wheels; I hunger for the sea’s edge, the limit of the land, Where the wild old Atlantic is shouting on the sand. ” – John Masefeild. A late November trip to Tibbetts to blow the cobwebs of a busy summer season away. Two massive storms, wind, […]

2019 Estpix (Uphill Gardening, bespoke Exmoor furniture & decking) Calendar.

November 7, 2018

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New calendar now available, by post or pick up. Tenner. Or two pints of Lowenbrau if you are local…… Cheers! Now for sale £9.99. The Estpix Calendar has come along way since Andy Irons appeared on the cover of the first one published back in 2000. Since then it has gone through many changes, culminating […]

Lundy birds in loco motion.

July 23, 2018

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The challenge: Auks in flight. The place: Lundy island. Some lovely weather, calm. still and plenty of light, helped. I used the XT-2 and 100-400mm with a 1.4x converter, plenty of ISO and plenty of shutter speed. I played with the Fuji AF settings for tracking subjects and using zone area focus I found custom […]

Four conquer Rat island

July 22, 2018

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A chance spring low and a golden opportunity to visit a part of the island that not many have. Seaweed slipping, rock scrambling and a little climb then you’re on the back of the Rat. Recommended for. spectacular views. shitting yourself. finally getting the rat stamp. View images on at the full site: esterspears.com Click […]

Tibbetts in the July heat

July 22, 2018

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Scorched paths, brown grasses, burnt feet, no water, no ice and a complete contrast to our last visit to Tibbetts, when everything froze and we got stuck on the island in the snow. (Here -> https://esterspears.com/2018/03/07/lundy-spring-part-two-snow/ ) “I couldn’t think of anywhere else in the world I’d rather be in this weather” Martin Thorne. First […]