Good – or bad – days with the camera, holiday trips and other things of a bloggy nature.

Just because I'm fishing a bit now...

Posted on 28 June 2019, 18:37 in

Two hobbies at the same time – Man Multi-tasking!

I'm retired now...

Posted on 5 May 2019, 18:03 in

Early retirement doesn’t make it easier to find birds, I’ve discovered…

Another day, another Stonechat...

Posted on 28 March 2019, 17:53 in

Call me the Stonechat Whisperer…

Weardale - not much to show...

Posted on 26 March 2019, 18:30 in

It was cold and windy, but that didn’t put me, the squirrels, or the birds off…

Time for the Farnes again...

Posted on 30 June 2018, 22:11 in

Beautiful weather, obliging birds…

My local patch

Posted on 20 May 2018, 12:49 in

Bits and pieces from close to home.

The hills have eyes...

Posted on 5 May 2018, 21:16 in

...And beaks, and feathers, and whatnot.

Squirrels, snow - and Chiffchaffs

Posted on 18 March 2018, 18:43 in

No (Red) squirrels in the snow, but something much more surprising…

Yellow browed warblers everywhere!

Posted on 30 September 2017, 18:41 in

No YB warblers, but I’m always happy to find a Stonechat.


Posted on 3 September 2017, 14:00 in

My new favourite place to be…

Time for a catch-up

Posted on 23 July 2017, 13:24 in

Warning – lots of images..!

Durham, Weardale, Teesdale and Cumbria

Posted on 17 April 2017, 09:17 in

Heading south – that’s the trick!

East Chevington

Posted on 6 February 2017, 18:05 in

A few hours on a Northumberland beach – without feeling the need to beat a dog-owner to a pulp. It’s been a while…


Posted on 12 November 2016, 17:39 in

They’re here, and in good numbers. But no easier to photograph for all that…


Posted on 9 July 2016, 19:50 in

Spotted flycatchers – I don’t often get to photograph these guys…

Mr and Mrs Stonechat say...

Posted on 5 May 2016, 20:54 in

More fun and games with my new 100-400mm Mk II lens…

Arnside, Cumbria

Posted on 29 April 2016, 15:02 in

Leighton Moss, really…

Holidaying and photography

Posted on 9 January 2016, 13:02 in

At last, a lightweight, easy, and truly useful solution to the problem of dealing with high volumes of images during that holiday of a lifetime.

North Norfolk, September 2015

Posted on 12 September 2015, 12:43 in

Worst break I’ve ever had…

Great North Fly In

Posted on 20 June 2015, 17:14 in

A rare thing – getting up close and personal to low-flying aircraft…

Croft, 28 December

Posted on 31 December 2014, 12:33 in

A first trip out with the 7D Mk II.

East Yorkshire - again.

Posted on 10 September 2014, 10:31 in

Warning: Gannets in flight can be addictive..!

Farnes - seals, shags and sandpipers

Posted on 1 December 2013, 17:53 in

A successful (for a change!) wildlife trip on Serenity II…

Holy Island

Posted on 15 September 2013, 19:24 in

A week on Lindisfarne.

Newcastle Airport (NCL), Sunderland Airshow weekend

Posted on 27 July 2013, 20:04 in

Newcastle Airport – not a bad place to spend a few hours during the Sunderland airshow.

Touring cars at Croft

Posted on 24 June 2013, 20:51 in

What an anti-climax that was…

Bridlington again

Posted on 9 June 2013, 17:22 in

No apologies for my predictability – I like the place,,,

Moto-x at Cambois

Posted on 5 May 2013, 17:10 in

A few hours well-spent on another new subject.

Andy Tasker's Crash

Posted on 14 April 2013, 20:04 in

Motorbikes at Croft

Posted on 7 April 2013, 19:18 in

Another change of scene – and of pace – with a trip down to Croft Circuit for some bike racing.

That worked out well...

Posted on 1 April 2013, 11:21 in

Sometimes you just hit lucky and things work out better than you might’ve hoped…

Great birds, scumbag dog owners

Posted on 5 November 2012, 12:18 in

Is there a more pig-igorant creature on the planet than the dog owner? Not from what I can see…

Something different - and not a bird in sight...

Posted on 5 October 2012, 20:44 in

A trip to Croft Circuit in N. Yorkshire, to see if motorsports – and panning – were as hard as I’d been led to believe…

At last - some pictures! (St Mary's Island)

Posted on 27 September 2012, 11:59 in

After a long, dry spell, some half-decent pics…

A week in North Norfolk...

Posted on 29 April 2012, 12:36 in

Never thought I’d see the day – a week spent in North Norfolk, and nothing to show for it…

The Siggy at 600mm

Posted on 11 March 2012, 20:18 in

One of the main reasons I bought the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS was to use it with a 2x. Is it any good?

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS

Posted on 26 February 2012, 09:51 in

After a good few happy years with my 100-400mm, I’ve moved on…

I am not a twitcher, but..!

Posted on 2 January 2012, 17:42 in

A long-staying Desert wheatear just up the coast finally became too much of a temptation.

Does anyone else do this?

Posted on 6 November 2011, 17:39 in

Does anyone else go out, get some perfectly good images, and then do nothing with them? I’ve got thousands of the buggers!

Another trip to E. Yorks

Posted on 13 September 2011, 16:52 in

The Farnes again...

Posted on 19 July 2011, 22:15 in

At last, another posting – this time from a trip to the Farne Islands.

My name is Keith and I am a waderholic..!

Posted on 31 January 2011, 18:42 in

I once told someone (back in the days before dogs outnumbered birds on my local beaches) that I was a bit bored with waders. In fact I’ve realised that few things make me happier than lying on a quiet beach with a few wading birds in front of me.

Usual Suspects, and something you don't see every day

Posted on 2 January 2011, 18:39 in

A trip to Amble with my buddy Mark – Godawful light, but interesting anyway.

From the bottom of my street

Posted on 17 October 2010, 19:50 in

I live on a long street, but – technically – the River Blyth is at the bottom of it.

A little fall at St Mary's

Posted on 10 October 2010, 20:43 in

I’ve long hoped for a repeat of the fall of Goldcrest that introduced me to bird photography back in 2005. Well, that’s just what happened today.

East Yorkshire

Posted on 6 September 2010, 22:05 in

East Yorkshire has made a good impression – and it’s much easier to get to than North Norfolk!


Posted on 24 July 2010, 20:24 in

A new PC, a change of workflow and precious few birds to photograph have meant that I haven’t posted much recently, so this short trip up to Amble was very welcome.

Stonechats! Part Deux

Posted on 5 June 2010, 18:12 in

Another trip up the coast to Cresswell – and this time the Sun was out.


Posted on 15 May 2010, 20:07 in

A trip to Cresswell and some Stonechats that wanted their pictures taken!

A funny sort of day...

Posted on 12 April 2010, 20:34 in

Things didn’t go to plan today – I need more Fulmar practice!

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