Osprey on the River Tavy
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I read reports of an Osprey sighted on the River Tavy flying from Warleigh Point upstream to Lopwell Dam recently so decided to go in search of it in the hope of catching some shots of it fishing. From Lopwell I walked downstream along the river towards Maristow Boat House keeping my eyes peeled for any signs of the

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Lesser Grey Shrike at Mount Batten
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Having heard reports over the last two days of an unusual sighting on the South West coastal path at Mount Batten in Plymouth I decided to make the trip down to see what all the fuss was about. On arrival this spectacular bird, a Lesser Grey Shrike, Lanius minor, showed itself immediately at close quarters and posed

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Wryneck at Wembury 
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I spent a couple of hours walking along the South West coastal path from Wembury beach heading East towards the Yealm estuary last week in search of passage migrant birds, in particular Yellow Wagtails which had been sighted there recently and possibly Clouded Yellow Butterflies. No sign of either of these but even better was

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Lackford Lakes
Male & Female Mallards

My first visit to Lackford Lakes Lackford Lakes is a wildlife reserve which is part of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and is located on the River Lark , constructed from former gravel pits. The reserve provides a wonderfully diverse habitat with meadows, woodland, reed beds and streams. I had my first visit here in January 2013, hoping to

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