Walking With Ciara

Local videos of ominous brown water reaching conservatory doors, trampolines on railway lines and a blockade that wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Les Miserables in front of our local pub. “Viva La Red Lion!” Read more


Every Moment Matters: Tide and Time at Ravenscar

Every moment matters” - A trope that feels more true today as I charge eastward, attempting to reach my destination before the sun kisses the horizon. It’s the start of winter, a time when tide and time conspire to ruin the best-laid plans of mice and photographers! Read more


Books on a Bookshelf

Good Reads 2020

It’s January, and while others like to experiment with newfangled diets and the latest exercise craze,  I like to reflect on some of my intake of books over the last twelve months.Read more


Malham Cove Sunrise

Post Election Hangover Cure

Elections are gruelling beasts. The build up to polling day is typically protracted, divisive and generally hard to escape! The day of an election is no less intense with endlessly repetitive speculations and relatively pointless predictions. Read more


BWPA, Coffees and Art on Ice...

Rich Bunce at British Wildlife Photography Awards
It's mid-September and I'm dead excited and it's not because I'm a year closer to turning forty! Read more


Another Year Blessed With Alfie the Lurcher

Happy Adoption Day Alfie!

As you get older, some decisions you take have bigger impacts than others. The day we adopted Alfie our lives have been turned upside down. In those six years we’ve had to work out many things, but may be the most challenging was keeping Alfie out of bins!

Happy Adoption Day Alfie, our lives all the richer for having you in it…


Want to see what 526 Lapwings and 89 Starlings Look Like?

Do you know what 615 birds flying in the air looks like? Well I didn’t, or at least I wasn’t sure. That was until I saw, photographed and counted them. 

It happened a couple of weeks ago. A chance glance out of the studio window and there they were, swarming in the distance, five hundred and twenty six lapwings and eighty nine starlings. Read more


A65 Flowers by Night

Otterly Perplexing

So far this year, on three seperate occasions, I've noticed dead otters on the A65 between the Generous Pioneer round about (Burley in Wharfedale) and Kashmiri Aroma restaurant. This represents a distance of just under a mile. On each occasionI've returned within a matter of hours only to discover no trace of the original road kill. Read more


Two young boys bird watching through house window. Black and white Photo

Get More Garden Birds in Your Life!

Two young boys bird watching through house window. Black and white Photo
At a time when good news nature stories seem few and far between; a small segment in this month’s British Birds magazine offers some most welcome relief! Read more


Rural countryside at Malham

The Longest Day - A Day of Two Halves

Young Peregrine fledgling in flight, Malham
It’s just after 5 am when I arrive and this is not how it was supposed to be. The Met Office app has failed me, again. Not right this minute, no, right this minute the app is quite accurate, but at 11 pm last night the app told me I’d be bathed in golden sunlight. Had I known Malham Cove would be enveloped by cloud and drizzle, I would have made a bigger flask of tea! Read more