Welcome to my website.  It’s largely bird and wildlife photos, with other holiday snaps, but I occasionally do other things.

About Us

I’m a birdwatcher with a camera rather than a photographer.  Occasionally I get it right, but my photos are more to trigger memories of the incredible things Karen and I have seen and done.




Unclean, unclean!

It’s been a too long since I have been to a conference,  and when the major vacuum conference in Europe is ten minutes’ walk from my mum’s flat in Harrogate it was too good to miss.  The last time I gave a presentation in Harrogate I was about 14; this one went a bit better. …

Wildlife garden

It’s an old joke that a garden that’s a complete mess is designated a wildlife garden, and ours certainly fits the bill.  It’s also true, though, with nearly 500 species of moth, 26 species of butterfly, reptiles, 3 amphibians as well as all of the birds (not all of which walk around on the lawn, …

Lousy stop-out

After last week’s nocturnal excursion something more relaxed was planned for this weekend.  The birds had other ideas. A Dotterel had stopped off on Bignor Hill, a 15 mile walk away.  While we’ve had Dotterel only a couple of miles away in the past, it wasn’t on foot (and it wasn’t this year), so Friday …