Sunday, 5 July 2020


In my recent early morning trips into Bowland I have been fortunate in seeing Roe Deer and Sika Deer.I have found early morning to be the best time to see Deer as they vanish after seven am as the world wakes up.They are difficult photographic subjects as they hear and see you long before you see them and they disappear back into nearby woodland usually at speed.Now and again you may be lucky and quick reactions with the camera may allow you a shot or two.

I have seen roe deer on most early mornings and sika deer a couple of times.Roe Deer are the ones you will most likely see and sightings of Sika Deer are uncommon.I hope you enjoy my selection of images below.The Sika are the spotted ones and have become well established in certain parts of Bowland.Currently the weather is still very unsettled and I hope to return to the wilds of Bowland later this week when hopefully Summer returns.Meantime thanks for looking in and stay safe.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Bowland June 2020...Big Ears and Barnie

Over the last week or so there has been a dramatic change in the weather.The long hot and sunny days have made way for some very unsettled weather.It has been a relief with some much needed rain and much fresher conditions.In fact it has been very Autumnal with heavy rain and strong winds.I have welcomed the change as it has been more bearable for getting about.I have not been out much with the camera and this post refers to my last outing into Bowland a week or so ago.

It was a hot day in prospect but I was up and away by 4am.It was a slow start but was to improve.I was thinking of returning home as I was being attacked by clegs on the legs giving painful bites.However suddenly this barn owl appeared close by and presented some very nice opportunities for flight shots as it passed in front of me.I fired off a salvo of shots the best of which are shown below. On the way home I saw this brown hare having his breakfast in a sunny meadow filled with summer grasses.He posed nicely for me in the warm sunshine and I duly obliged with more nice images to add to the day's tally.Hope you enjoy my efforts with the camera and I hope to be out and about again soon.Thanks for looking in and stay safe and well.

Monday, 22 June 2020

Bowland.Summer Solstice 2020

I was keen to get out to Bowland again on the longest day of the year.I was away by 4.30am to arrive at my preferred location in around one hour.It was to be a beautiful morning with blue skies and warm sun.The owls in particular were very active hunting the moorland to feed their youngsters.Barn owls and Short eared owls were busy returning with voles they had caught.I was presented with many opportunities for action shots but it is never easy to capture the perfect flight shot.I am though well pleased with the shots below which have I hope captured this wonderful morning in Bowland.

There were a couple of other photographers present and we all enjoyed the action and beautiful weather on this Midsummer's Day.I hope you enjoy my efforts below and thanks for looking in.Take care and keep safe and hopefully I will be back soon with more from this wonderful part of Lancashire.