Red Grouse in the Snow

It is just twelve months since the first fall of snow last winter. People I talk to around me are very apprehensive about more snow coverings this year. But it gives the photographer a great opportunity to get some very interesting images in a snowy landscape I personally love the snow and cant wait for it to come gain.  Over the last couple of years we have had a lot of snow fall and very low temperatures. One of my favorite species is the red grouse, latin name Lagopus lagopus scoticus. The latin name lagopus means “hairy legs” and if you see the legs and feet clearly you can...

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Wooler & District Camera Club Illustarted Talk last week

I was at Wooler and District Camera Club last week giving an illustrated talk on my wildlife photography. I was made very welcome and the talk was well received. There was a good crowd in and we had a very good night. I really enjoyed the interaction between the audience and myself. I received a thank you card from Margaret Urwin, the secretary who gave an endorsement of the evening. Margaret wrote:- Dear Ron, Words seem inadequate to express our sincere thanks to you for a truly magical evening last week. Your wildlife images are stunning and I’m sure will have inspired many of our...

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Wigeon feeding at Cresswell Pond NWT

The small flock of wigeon were feeding in the water at Cresswell Pond NWT as the Barnacle Geese were also feeding on the grass in the field. There was some sort of interaction going n between the males and the females, they were strutting up and down squabbling, gesturing and whistling. It seemed to go on for a long time, in reality it was probably 10 -15 minutes before they flew off. Here are a few of the...

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Barnacle Goose at Creswell Pond

Cresswell Pond is a Northumberland Wildlife Trust reserve at Druridge Bay in North Northumberland. I haven’t visited here for over a year now, so I  though I would go down and take a look to see what was on the reserve. After watching for a while there was very little of note with the exception of a small group of barnacle geese grazing at the top of the reserve amongst a flock of wigeon. These are the fist barnacle geese I have come across this winter so I spent a little time taking a few pictures of them. I couldn’t get to close to them but I an reasonably pleased with...

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Subscribe to my New Newsletter

I have recently released my very first newsletter from my website. The newsletter will have tips and topics and information on wildlife photography and upcoming workshops. I hope to release one every few weeks or so. At present I have just a small data base of subscribers and would like to increase the circulation considerably. If you would like to subscribe to my newsletter please click on the link below and fill in the very short form to receive the next newsletter http://www.wildlife-photography.uk.com/newsletter.php Why not subscribe to the newsletter, if you don’t like it you can...

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