Archant Publications

As the Wildlife and Ornithological Editor for Archant Press here are examples of my column from the award winning best daily produced local paper in the UK and other Archant Press Publications

Cuckoo - The Loveable Rogue


Sounds of Plunder ...more

12/07/2016

Small in Stature, Big on Cuteness


Little Grebes - Big Ahhhhh ...more

01/07/2016

Spoonbill makes an Appearance


Rare bird on the East Coast ...more

27/06/2016

Holy Hunters


Fighter Jets of the Bird World ...more

16/05/2016

Bred to Die


The worst of the Highlands ...more

02/05/2016

Hare-ing around the Highlands


It was al-white on the day ...more

18/04/2016

My Very Lucky Day


A Small Subject but a Big Reward ...more

04/04/2016

As mad as a March Hare



Boxing for her honour ...more

21/03/2016

Nuclear Nature



Nature Blooms in the Nuclear Age ...more

22/02/2016

Bumper Seal Season

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Grey Seals break the birthing records ...more

25/01/2016

Not so Common Cranes

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I had a lift finding these Cranes ...more

11/01/2016

Christmas Special

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12 Months of Images 2015 ...more

28/12/2015

Winters Surprise

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Look after your winter wildlife ...more

01/12/2015

A beautiful winter visitor to Essex

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A beautiful bird in Essex and its winter ...more

17/11/2015

It was worth the wait and the water

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Sitting in water all day can pay dividends ...more

03/11/2015

Water Rut

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A chance but memorable encounter ...more

19/10/2015

Little and Large of the wading world

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A grand day out on the North Norfolk coast ...more

05/10/2015

Let the migration commence

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September and the migration is in full swing ...more

21/09/2015

I was Skipping for joy

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It was a hot, hard slog but worth the trip ...more

08/09/2015

Hairstreaks, quick as a flash

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The famous five in East Anglia ...more

24/08/2015

Kingfishers, the bird everyone wants to see

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Kingfishers abound in sleepy Suffolk or is it Essex? ...more

10/08/2015

Little Owls Livin' it up

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Little Owls have another successful season down on the farm ...more

27/07/2015

Please Help Us!



Your Wildlife Needs You ...more

14/07/2015

A Curious Case



Its a legal matter M'lud ...more

29/06/2015

Norfolk's Beauty



There not that hard to Swallow ...more

15/06/2015

16 in 1 Day



A trip to the south west nets a bumper haul ...more

01/06/2015

Fighter Pilots of the Skies

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Swift killers in the air ...more

18/05/2015

First butterflies of 2015

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Time to look for those small beauties ...more

04/05/2015

I'm counting on Adders

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A sum equals four ...more

20/04/2015

A Grand Courtship

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The beauty of Grebes ...more

07/04/2015

Persecuted Pt3

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Every cloud has a silver lining, no thanks to man ...more

23/03/2015

Persecuted Pt2

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Badgers at the political sharp end of persecution ...more

09/03/2015

Lyndford a place for all seasons

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Historic, well managed grounds and that just for starters ...more

23/02/2015

Don't call me shortie

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A superb winter for stunning Owls ...more

09/02/2015

Chalk and Cheese in the trees

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One goes up and the other down ...more

26/01/2015

Another migrant from the Far East

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A mammal in two halves ...more

12/01/2015

One year on

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One year on from the tidal surge and back to the Grey Seals ...more

29/12/2014

Persecuted

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A declining species due to mans greed ...more

15/12/2014

A desert in East Anglia

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An eastern wind brought visitors ...more

01/12/2014

Seeking out the Sika

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I had to head North for this subject ...more

17/11/2014

Hoop Hoop Hooray



Diversion to a Suffolk first for me ...more

03/11/2014

Not another Stag night

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Rutting good stuff ...more

21/10/2014

Its good to talk

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Time for a Chat or 3 ...more

06/10/2014

A first for Suffolk

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Long legged beauty in Suffolk ...more

08/09/2014

Fish for breakfast and supper

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Supreme Fishermen ...more

30/08/2014

Circle of Life

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The birth of a Dragonfly ...more

11/08/2014

Going for Gold



Missing out but finding Emeralds ...more

28/07/2014

Down on the Farm Pt2

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The main attraction - a family of Little Owls ...more

14/07/2014

Down on the Farm Pt1

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Farmyard Wildlife - a mini nature reserve ...more

30/06/2014

What a Wag

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A Story of 3 Wagtails ...more

30/06/2014

Beautiful by name.....



Beautiful Demoiselle's and they sure are ...more

02/06/2014

I needed a cunning plan.....



Natures beauty taken as......Red ...more

19/05/2014

Season of the Butterflies



Lets hope for a great 2014 ...more

30/04/2014

Sad Tales From The River Bank



Endangered river side friend ...more

23/04/2014

I've been larking about



3 Larks of East Anglia ...more

07/04/2014

Catch of the day



Little lady big appetite ...more

24/03/2014

The "Eyes" have it



Winter spectacular part 3 ...more

10/02/2014

Smew, what a scorcher



Up close with winter visitors ...more

17/01/2014

Duck 'n' Dive



Up close with a Duck and a Diver ...more

13/01/2014

Warmth on a cold winters day



Colourful winter finches ...more

30/12/2013

Where Eagles Fly….



But only the ones from the USAF ...more

17/12/2013

A Tale of two Parrots

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Parrots and Parakeets ...more

02/12/2013

Nothing Lacking Here

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Volunteers hard work pays dividends ...more

25/11/2013

Wee Scottish Beauties

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Crested Tits - simply Scottish ...more

11/11/2013

A Fish Supper

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World famous Black Isle Dolphins ...more

21/10/2013

Wee Red Beauties

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Little Cousins from North of the border ...more

07/10/2013

Last golden days of Autumn

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A Golden Autumn ...more

23/09/2013

Beauties of the Night

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Things that go bump in the night ...more

09/09/2013

One Good Tern

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What do you call a man with a tern on his head, the photographer ...more

30/08/2013

Far Farne Away


The Puffin in all its glory ...more

09/08/2013

A Rarity Returns



Heath Fritillary back from the brink ...more

23/07/2013

Butterflies of the Brecks



Beauties of the Brecks ...more

10/07/2013

Scarce Dragonflies



A closer look at Dragonflies ...more

03/07/2013

Skippers in Command

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Follow the Skipper, blink and its gone ...more

18/06/2013

Norfolks Beauties

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Norfolk's finest on the wing ...more

15/06/2013

Dance of the Adders

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Charming skills to capture these subjects ...more

03/06/2013

Little and rare Suffolk beauties



A trio of little beauties ...more

14/05/2013

Natures wonders on the wing

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Romance upon high ...more

27/04/2013

Courtship upon high

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Courtship in very high places ...more

24/04/2013

Be quick for these slow movers

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The Bitterns are booming ...more

09/04/2013

Look for the Silent Hunters



Silent Hunters ...more

03/04/2013

Tales of the river bank



A very close encounter ...more

12/03/2013

Dipping into Norfolk



A bobbing beauty ...more

26/02/2013

Brighten up a dull day



An Eastern Bird to warm up the dullest and coldest day ...more

19/02/2013

2 Great's to end 2012



A Great end to the year ...more

29/01/2013

French Invader

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Invasion of the frog snatchers ...more

15/01/2013

A First For Suffolk



Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll on Suffolk beach ...more

01/01/2013

Seal of Approval



Seals are Delivered ...more

11/12/2012

Birding Beauts and a bonus



A bonus bird plus as well as my target species ...more

27/11/2012

Celebrity Spotting in Essex

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Asian Beauty found at Essex reservoir ...more

13/11/2012

Winter waders by land or sea



Wonderful Winter Waders ...more

30/10/2012

Clash of the Titans

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Red Deer "Rutting" ...more

16/10/2012

The World Wide Web

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If you go down to the woods today...... ...more

02/10/2012

A Wildlife Wonderland

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One lady's' devotion to Suffolk wildlife ...more

19/09/2012

A Rare Migrant

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From the Queen's coronation to today ...more

28/08/2012

A day at the races

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A blue shimmer at the race course ...more

14/08/2012

Everything Small is Beautiful

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Everything Small is Beautiful ...more

31/07/2012

Small World Big on Beauty

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Small World Big on Beauty ...more

17/07/2012

Beauty and the Beasts

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Two rarities from Norfolk ...more

03/07/2012

Red, White and Blue part 2

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Gilfach Farm, Powys, a migrant spectacular ...more

19/06/2012

Red, White and Blue Skies

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A Jubilee line up in Wales ...more

05/06/2012

Billy's off to Iceland

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Boomerang Billy's about to make another trip ...more

08/05/2012

Dunwich Heath

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Something for your Eyes, Ears and Nose ...more

17/04/2012

Bitterns Booming again

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Bitterns well on the way to recovery ...more

03/04/2012

Mighty Stour a Winter wonderland

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Wildlife flocks to the River Stour for a warm reception ...more

20/03/2012

Jewel in Suffolks Crown

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Hollesley Common a visit well worthwhile ...more

06/03/2012

I'm up with the lark

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Its worth getting out early especially in the winter ...more

21/02/2012

Wildlife in your Garden

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Capturing wildlife in your garden ...more

07/02/2012

Cute Killers

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My kick off article on a couple of natural born killers ...more

24/01/2012