Now I’m sure I’m not the only wildlife lover who has come across one too many over the top, out to scare you, threat of death stories about the false widow spider. My “one story too many” moment was yesterday … Continue reading →
My Showreel My quest to become a fantastic naturalist continues… click the link “My showreel” to be whisked away to youtube for a gander at my wildlife presenting showreel! I crated this about a year ago after I made a … Continue reading →
So it has been a little over a year since my last post, and since then I have finally graduated university with a 2:1! I am a fully fledged photographer! But is this really what I want to do? Was … Continue reading →
Hey there! Not posted in a little while, because I’ve got myself a job! Woohoo!! Full time so I’ve not got a whole load of time on my hands. I do still have some plans up my sleeve though, I’m … Continue reading →
A common female newt in a crack in the earth next to a wolf spider with egg sack. I found this little newt in the ground being bullied by the spider on the left. All a bit weird. The wolf … Continue reading →
Just got back from pestering people in Roath Park, Cardiff to have their photo taken by me for a uni project. Hated it! But got it done so fingers crossed I’ve got some good images. Need to spend Monday in the dark room preying they come out OK while I’m developing the negatives. Always such a scary time.
So after that, as it was such a lovely day, I wondered around photographing the wildlife. It’s been days since I went out last so had lots of fun! The coots were starting to build up their nests, saw a pair mating as I wondered past. Saw a great crested grebe struggling with a fish, and for once, I didn’t get started on by a greylag goose!
There were; pochards, canada geese, greylags, barnical geese, swans, coots, moorhens, the black swan, tufted ducks, herring gulls, black headed gulls (some with their summer plumage, as if they’d used their heads for chocolate fondu!)
And my fave spring scene, a buff-tailed bumble bee covered in pollen. (and mites unfortunately)
So this one thing that has me all rowed over the past few days is the terrible things that have been happening in Thailand! Over the past few days there have been several raids at the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) where armed officials have been illegally confiscating animals that have been rescued. This has not been done quetly, or with any consideration for any of the animals involved, they have been treated with aggression and violence. One macaque almost lost its life after being knocked out of a tree by a net into a concrete water container. Having almost drowned, it was then booted into a small cage with no food or water.
Just been at home for the last few days and enjoyed some lovely days of snow before the rain washed it all away. Had some fun though, and managed to get a few shots of some deer while I was … Continue reading →