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  • Denso Marston, 19 May 2024

    Denso Marston, 19 May 2024

    A Sunday walk around Denso Marston Nature Reserve with my cameras. One with a macro lens on the left strap, the other with 150-600mm with a 1.4x converter on the right strap, and binoculars in the middle. For those wanting to be adorned in a similar way I use an Optech Triple Camera Carrier. (Link…

  • A couple of early May walks on Baildon Moor, 2024

    A couple of early May walks on Baildon Moor, 2024

    With the sun shining on Friday and Saturday I decided to have a wander around Baildon Moor. Each time I started from near the cattle grid at the end of Glen Road. Using an Optech Triple Camera strap I have my Canon R7 with Sigma 150-600mm lens on the right, a Canon 7DMk2 with Sigma…

  • Early May, DMNR

    Early May, DMNR

    At Denso Marston Nature Reserve, I observed various wildlife including a Canada Goose family, Moorhen chicks, and tadpoles. In my garden, the tulips display their full bloom occasionally in the sunlight. I spotted various birds like Blackcaps, Robins, and more, along with squirrels at a feeding station. The landscape featured blooming wild garlic and bluebells,…

  • Moorside, Willy Wood, Tong Park Dam 20 Apr ’24

    Moorside, Willy Wood, Tong Park Dam 20 Apr ’24

    On Saturday I had a wander down Heygate Lane to Moorside and over to Tong Park Dam. It’s quite a while since I went over that way. Here’s a few photos from the walk. Some of the trees are quite green, others are only just sprouting their leaves. There didn’t seem to be anything special…

  • DMNR. Early April 2024

    DMNR. Early April 2024

    During a Sunday visit to the Denso Marston Nature Reserve, I observed various wildlife including Bee Hoverflies, a Female Goosander, and a Peacock Butterfly. Vandalism was evident with a damaged gate and feeder posts.

  • Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits on the last day of March

    Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits on the last day of March

    At Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits, breeding signs were apparent with a broken Blackbird egg found. A male Orange Tip butterfly was also seen, though it remained mostly stationary due to the cold despite warm sun spells. Chiffchaffs, elusive at first, eventually came into camera range. Peacock butterfly, Bee Hoverfly, Daffodil, Treecreeper, and Bracket Fungus were…

  • It’s still March, DMNR again

    It’s still March, DMNR again

    The sunny day drew me to Denso Marston Nature Reserve, where butterflies like the Comma and Peacock basked in the sunshine. Observations included a Gold Finch, potentially gathering nest materials, and a Wren definitively nest building. Cherry Blossoms and Marsh Marigolds created a picturesque scene, with detailed images and EXIF data available for viewing.

  • Back end of March at Denso NR

    Back end of March at Denso NR

    I haven’t been out much with my camera recently; instead I have been scanning and tagging prints, slides and negatives, some of them going back to 1930s. These are from The International Gold Cup race at Oulton Park, 29 May 1972. This is a race that includes Formula 1 cars but does not count towards…

  • Baildon Moor. A few minutes in Jan.

    Baildon Moor. A few minutes in Jan.

    On a chilly Sunday, I explored Baildon Moor, photographing wildlife along a path flanked by walls. Though I heard unseen pheasants, I managed to capture images of a possible female Reed Bunting and a Barn Owl in the evening light. Unfortunately, the website’s gallery feature is malfunctioning.