Author: Brian Rafferty

Lockdown..Covid-19..Easing of Restrictions…The Birds and the Bees

Recently the restrictions on movement have been eased.One can now go out for exercise for longer and travel for an unlimited distance.I have taken advantage of this and have made a couple of visits to locations not too far from home for exercise armed …

Lockdown..Covid -19..Bike Ride

The UK is still in the grip of the deadly Coronavirus.Seven weeks of lockdown have helped in passing the peak of the outbreak but we are still in a severe situation losing hundreds of lives daily.I decided to get my bike out again for my daily permitte…

Lockdown…Exercise Regime

As I write the UK is possibly reaching the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic.Many thousands of lives have been lost and the economy of the country is at a virtual standstill.Hopefully in a few weeks time life may start to return to some sort of normalit…

Staying at Home

This is the instruction for everyone to stay at home during the outbreak of Coronavirus.The virus is sweeping the world and taking a heavy toll of human life.Yesterday in the UK almost one thousand people lost their lives to the killer virus.We all hav…

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Fish and Frogs

No not fish and chips but fish and frogs!! Recently I have visited again local nature reserves where previously I had encounters with great crested grebes and a great white egret.They were still both around and were quite active.The great white egret w…

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Grebes…Courting and Fishing

This week I returned to watch the great crested grebes at a local nature reserve.The weather had at last settled down and it was more like Spring.The storms had gone away and conditions were calm as I arrived with camera at the ready.Ten minutes down t…

Great Crested Grebes…February 2020

That time of the year had arrived when I look forward to catching up with the Great Crested Grebes at a local Nature Reserve.About now they begin their elaborate courtship and mating rituals and can make for some interesting images.The weather recently…

Egrets…Mere Sands Wood

The weather is still very disturbed following Storm Dennis which left many parts of the country suffering from severe flooding.Lancashire escaped the worst of the weather although there has been a lot of rain and the ground is saturated.Today the sun i…

Snowdrops..Dippers and a Barn Owl

The weather recently has been very much up and down with little settled weather.There have been one or two drier and settled days and I have managed to get out with the camera.I decided to visit the Brock Valley where I hadn’t been for a few years to s…

Brexit Day..31.1.2020. Blog Update

At last Brexit has arrived as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union later today.I am just updating my blog for January 2020. It has not been good for photography this month with many days of anticyclonic gloom and I have not had many excursions …