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March 2019

Nuthatch at Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Nuthatch

Nuthatches rarely find huge quantities of food in the wild. It’s only when they find a treasure-trove of fabulous food left by …

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

A Blue Tit master of chiaroscuro

Bird photography is all about closeness and light. Sometimes the two arrive together and provide the perfect combination. This Blue Tit shows …

Robin - Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Marilyn

It’s not 1am. It’s not New York. It’s not 1954. I’m not Billy Wilder. There aren’t 100 male photographers here. There aren’t …

Honey Bee by Ippykak

Honey Bee

No, not that kind of Honey Bee. The metaphorical Honey Bee. Back in 2013 I popped down to the beach with my …

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

Marsh Tits

I usually only get to glimpse Marsh Tits. They are small, quick, beautiful and elusive. Unlike other Tits they seem to be …

Lesser Horseshoe Bat - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Four species of bat in one cave

When I tell you that I’ve been invited to a bat cave, your reaction is likely to be, “How great!”, “How awful!”, …

Spring at Decoy - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey

Willow

Spring is everywhere. When I say everywhere, I mean in this bit of the northern hemisphere. This willow is bursting full of …

Swan's Heel - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey

Swans’ ankles

There’s a Mute Swan upending itself on the lake. It’s giving me clear views of its ankles, or ‘backwards knees’ as many …

Spring at Decoy - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey

Blackthorn

Last night I was sitting in the pews in a church with a 14th Century tower in a Devon village, waiting for …

Long Tailed Bushtit - Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Travelling family

There’s a Long-Tailed Bushtit family moving through. I can hear them calling their strange ‘Zeee’ contact call overhead. Aren’t they fabulous? Everyone …