On The Cornish Cliffs

Over the past few months I have been looking for Cornwall's national bird - the Cornish chough to film for an RSPB film. The mission has taken me all over Cornwall's coastlines, and the wildlife I encountered has been spectacular, here are some of the highlights - The Cornish Chough is Cornwall’s national bird and…Read more On The Cornish Cliffs

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My Local Patch: Swanpool

Swanpool has been my local patch for the last 2 years since I moved to Falmouth during my second year at university.  Although in winter Swanpool attracts visitors like Tufted Ducks, the nature reserve in full swing in spring is much more exciting to me!  Things have really kicked off over the past few weeks (and…Read more My Local Patch: Swanpool

Hong Kong’s Bug Safari: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve

Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve (鳳園蝴蝶保育區) is one of my must-visit locations every time I get back to Hong Kong in the summer (you can find my blog post from last year here).  The reserve near Tai Po is not only a great place for butterfly lovers, it holds a wide variety of wildlife, particularly insects. Looking at lepidoptera:…Read more Hong Kong’s Bug Safari: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve

Highlights II & The End – MNHP Cairngorms 2017

Today we spent another 5 hours in the minibus, arriving back in Falmouth just after lunchtime. Continuing with the highlights of our adventures in Cairngorms National Park from the rest of the team: Georgia: My absolute highlight of the trip is photographing the deer in the snow - it was such a magical and beautiful…Read more Highlights II & The End – MNHP Cairngorms 2017

Highlights I (& Southbound) – MNHP Cairngorms 2017

After around 10 hours in the minibus, we are now in Birmingham to stay a night before heading down to Cornwall. For a change we had burgers for dinner (we have been taking turns to cook this past week), and we are spoiled by Holly's dad's delicious cheesecakes as dessert! Still can't believe that the trip…Read more Highlights I (& Southbound) – MNHP Cairngorms 2017

Mountain Hares – MNHP Cairngorms 2017

This morning Carys and I went out with David to the ski lodge to photograph red grouse and mountain hares. We saw lapwings, oystercatchers, pheasants, meadow pipit and pied wagtail on the way, as well as red deer and roe deer! I went with the intention to photograph the female red grouse as I didn't get…Read more Mountain Hares – MNHP Cairngorms 2017

Birds of Prey & Boxing Hares – MNHP Cairngorms 2017

This morning was clear and we have some set snow around. A group of us went out with Mark again to photograph red grouse and mountain hare at the ski lodge. Becca and I went to the top to look for mountain hares, and by following the footprints in the snow, we tracked two of them…Read more Birds of Prey & Boxing Hares – MNHP Cairngorms 2017