Rock Pipit - Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Rock Pipits on breakwater beach

This is the view from Brixham’s Breakwater Beach on a pleasant day. There’s the insistent calling and elegant undulating flight of two …

Turnstone at Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Ruddy Turnstone portraits

After the shock of getting so close to Ruddy Turnstones I decided to try some portrait photography. Here’s my first approach: They …

Greta Thunberg - The Hall of Einar

Why do people hate Greta Thunberg?

I’ve noticed something consistent in all my social media feeds; a deep-seated hatred of Greta Thunberg. She’s the 17 year old young …

Mistle Thrush - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Mistle Thrushes and mistletoe

There’s a Grey Squirrel barking in alarm in this Devon churchyard. I’ve not heard one bark like that before. “Must be a …

Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Gran Canaria – the outtakes

It’s been an incredible few days in Gran Canaria with my son. We’ve laughed and smiled at so many great experiences. The …

Barranco de Barafonso - Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Barranco de Barafonso

My son has another photograph he’d like to take. He’s researched it all and knows the route we’ll be taking and we’re …

Bertholet's Pipit - Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Pipit on parade

Many of the plants on Gran Canaria have given up on having leaves. Some have evolved to simply have stems and spikes, …

The dunes of Maspalomas, Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar

The dunes of Maspalomas

My son has a specific photograph in mind and he wants to get it. He’s a very driven young man. The location’s …

Bertholet's Pipit - Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Pipit

We can see Tenerife in the distance. The peak, Teide, is 3718 meters high. No wonder it’s visible above the clouds. Peeping nearby …

Canary Islands Kestrel - Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Incoming!

We’ve diverted from our route slightly to visit Roque Bentayga on Gran Canaria. Looking down into the ravine, it’s great to see …

Bertholet's Pipit on Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar

Bertholet’s Pipit on Gran Canaria

Clear skies, winding roads, sea spray; what’s not to like? We’re driving on the GC-200 through Parque Natural Tamadaba on Gran Canaria. …

Canary Island Pine, Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar

Canary Island Pine

Driving around Gran Canaria is such a thrill. Or it is when I get used to being on the ‘wrong’ side of …

Dawn at the Cave House, Acusa Seca, Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar

Dawn at the Cave House

It’s dawn at the Cave House on Gran Canaria. We’ve set the alarm for a few minutes before dawn and my son …

Canary Islands Kestrel - Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Canary Islands Kestrels

My son asks me if I fancy going on a long-weekend holiday to the Canary Islands. I say yes. I have no …

Pygmy Cormorant - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Pygmy Cormorant

There’s a Pygmy Cormorant, Microcarbo pygmaeus, in the water. It looks as pleased to be here as we are. The light is …

Great Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Great Tits

The colours are beautiful behind this Great Tit, Parus major. They have beautiful glossy caps and shining black eyes. They are the …

Horse and Cattle Egret - Lago di Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Horse Egret

There are two white horses together with their attendants at Lago di Alviano. This is a Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis, riding a …

Marsh Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Marsh Tits

Marsh Tits must make a tasty morsel. The only ones which have survived are constantly wary of their environment. This one is …