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Juvenile Coot - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

New life

The Coots on my local lake had six chicks earlier in the year. All of them were eaten. They built another nest …

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

Coots and Moorhens

Coots and Moorhens are fairly familiar birds of lakes, ponds and canals. They are both members of the Rallidae, a family which include Rails, like the …

Bird Portraits at Daisy Nook - The Hall of Einar

Bird portraits at Daisy Nook

Birds have evolved a wide range of faces. Here’s a Coot with that large white faceplate: And a Mute Swan with a …

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

Portraits in beautiful light

What are the chances that a period of time when many people have to stay indoors to avoid a deadly pandemic should …

Moorhen - Crime Lake - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

What’s in a crop?

Whenever I take wildlife photographs I always have to develop them digitally on the same day. If that means a late night, …

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

Monkey nuts

Walking through The Regent’s Park I notice a woman with her hands deep in a bag. She brings out a handful of …

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

Crime Lake at Daisy Nook

I’m at Crime Lake. Apparently no crime was committed here, but having seen the six lanes of motorway built through beautiful countryside, …

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

Feathered friends

There’s time to visit Stover Country park and see some wildlife today. I’m taking my dad along so he can experience one …

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

Moorhen on the pond

Moorhens are such skulking birds it’s not often I get the chance to admire them. Here they have such amazing vivid colours …