The white tailed eagles of Mull

August 01, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
The white tailed eagles of Mull generate over £5 Million in revenue for the island - each year. It is also one of the best places in the world to photograph the eagles -particularly with excursions http://www.mullcharters.com/ www.stevelaycock.com/scotland
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Osprey in Aviemore

July 24, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Many people will have heard of the Loch Garten Osprey hide near Aviemore, but a better kep secret is the Osprey fishing hides, in Aviemore. Its a 4am start in the summer and very weather dependent but when the sun shines (which isnt always desirable) and the wind blows in the right direction the ospreys catch their fish and fly directly towards the...
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Beewolf, bees and wasps

July 21, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Sometimes a trip turns up something unexpected. RSPB Minsmere was one such trip. An introduction to burrowing bees. Beewolfs, wasps which feed on honeybees, building one meter tunnels, with numerous chambers, to which they bring a stunned honey or worker bee, on which they lay their eggs. As this isn't bad enough there is then a myriad of other bee...
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Foxes at the fox hide

July 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
We decided to return to Rayleigh to see this years cubs at the fox hide. We were not disappointed. The sun even made a rare appearance. More photos at https://www.stevelaycock.com/foxes
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Puffins of Skomer Island

June 24, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
A couple of nights on the Pembrokshire Island of Skomer provides ample opportunity to get close to the puffins, without the crowds of day visitors. Once the classic shots of puffin in the burrow, puffin with sand eels, puffin in flight etc its time to explore boundaries. How about back lit puffins? Puffins from a low angle with blue sky behind. For...
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