Browsing All posts tagged under »Exmoor«

Exmoor Safari on heat

July 4, 2018

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A chance encounter and any excuse not to work during this hot spell, was the perfect combination for an afternoon off: and ‘drive over the moor’. Just when you think you know everything about Exmoor, it’s like yea sure, the more you know – the more you dont know. Our guide Daphne, born and bred […]

Snow deer round ‘ere

February 24, 2018

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Between snow flurries and with fading light we spotted this group of mainly stags on a distant hillside. With the wind in our faces and sneaking along a shallow ditch by a Devon bank, we edged up on the herd, they were grazing and we managed to sit and watch them for many minutes.  They […]

White snow and the Exmoor winter

February 11, 2018

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Winter Exmoor in all its bleak glory. Early February 2018.   Clickety click Fuji XT-2 w/ XF  16-55mm f2.8 & XF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 OIS

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 […]

Deer on the Exmoor doorstep

January 21, 2018

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The rain, drizzle & mizzle, downpours in grey sheets. On muddy paths & Flooded roads. Forcing the valiant wanderer Into pubs & lukewarm hot-tubs.   Mmmmm. Anyway. Ginuary, rest and a chance to edit some pix from 0ur last sunny day. Btw, HBC (Happy Birthday Charlotte), Wtf & BYT (Boil yer Tatties) haha. Deer on […]

Kestrel encounter on Exmoor

January 13, 2018

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Beautifully clear but cold day on Brendon Common in early January and a late afternoon encounter with this ‘windhover’ – Falco tinnuculus – or common kestral. Think that this is the larger female, hunting for her supper. deer grazing on the middle brow Fuji jpegs straight outa velvia. Kestral: XT-2 w/ 100-400. ISO 200, F5.6, […]

Six of the best, times two

December 31, 2017

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Two thousand and seventeen can do one. Like. Exit. Sorry to everyone who has had a good year but personally, mine has been shit. That’s right, shit. “Omg he used the ‘s’ word twice..” Well that’s how shit it has been. Are you getting the picture? Any how’s in the spirit of  We’ll never surrender […]