Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas Selection

Another year has flown by. It has been a good year with some lovely weather through the summer. It has also been a good year for me with the camera and I have made many visits to some of my favourite locations. The highlight had to be the pelagic trip out of Liverpool with a party of like minded photographers. We enjoyed a ten hour trip to capture some great images of gannets and dolphins about thirty miles offshore.I also discovered the delights of wader watching from Hoylake on the Wirral.

On the home front I did well with kingfishers this year.They seem to have done well following population crashes in previous years.Well known locations at Martin Mere and Yarrow Valley provided some nice images. Leighton Moss also came up trumps with three Great White Egrets present for many weeks.I also managed for the first time to photograph the bearded tits coming to the grit trays in the Autumn.The red deer rut was also excellent and some fine stags were on view and posing for the camera.

I enjoyed very much my early morning visits to Bowland in the Summer when I was able to photograph the brown hares and was also lucky to see one or two tawny owls. My first selection of images show Red Deer Stag,Great White and Little Egrets,Bearded Tit and Buzzard from Leighton Moss.Great Crested Grebe from Mere Sands Wood .Waders from Hoylake on The Wirral and kingfishers from Yarrow Valley Country Park.I will post another selection of my favourites from 2014 before the end of the year.Thanks for looking in and enjoy the forthcoming festivities.


  1. Excellent 'Christmas Selection' Brian. Looking forward to 2015 getting off to a good photographic start for you.

    Hope you have a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS.

  2. Yeah I agree with peter,its not been a bad year Brian has it.The pelagic was magic indeed,many thanks to Richard for a memorable day in great company too!A lot of effort and patience has gone into your images mate,all very well deserved!

  3. You've had a great year Brian, have a very happy Christmas and a great 2015 Best wishes

  4. A great and varied selection of images you`ve chosen Brian,just goes to show how much time and effort and patience is put into your work and when it comes to fruition the results are outstanding.

  5. Greetings from Dubai!! WOW awesome shots! Have a Blessed Christmas!