Category: Brian Rafferty Wildlife Photographer

End of An Era

 It is with a heavy heart that after 12 Years of posting to my wildlife photography blog that I have decided to call it a day.I am currently having mobility problems and am finding great difficulty in getting around as I would like.It has indeed b…

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Swans..Geese..and..Stonechats

 It has been another mixed week weatherwise with mostly dull and gloomy though dry days.Monday however was different with blue skies and strong winter sunshine.The perfect recipe for me to head off to Cockerham and Pilling again to see what was ab…

Cockersand…Snow Buntings

 I paid another visit to Cockersand Abbey in the hope of getting better images of the snow buntings that were still around.Previously I did manage some shots but the buntings were very active in some very tussocky vegetation and it was tricky to p…

Coastal Beauties

 The weather recently has been awful with many wet and gloomy days.Not conducive at all to getting out with the camera.There were some drier and brighter spells and I made a few trips to my current hunting ground around Cockerham and Pilling.This …

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Pilling Pinks

 As promised in my last post I am now showing images of the pink footed geese that are in the Pilling area and are feeding on the many potatoes left unharvested in the flooded fields.It was not easy to find the geese but I did eventually find reas…

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Wonderful Whoopers

 At this time of the year I look forward to the arrival of whooper swans and pink footed geese from their breeding grounds in Iceland.As last year the heavy autumnal rains had flooded many of the agricultural fields in the Pilling area.The lakes t…

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Starlings and a Barn Owl

Last week despite the very wet and stormy weather I did manage to get out with the camera.My main objective were the whooper swans and pinkfoot geese that had arrived to spend the winter months in Lancashire.My favourite area to see them is in the Pill…

Spoonbills at RSPB Hesketh Out Marsh

 Lancashire is currently in the highest zone of coronavirus restrictions.This will mean it is going to be difficult to obtain images as non essential travel is not encouraged and it may not be easy to provide new images for the blog.For the time b…

Whooper Swans and Egrets

 Now I am able to blog again I am bringing the blog up to date with some recent sightings.A trip to Lunesdale saw a small group of recently arrived whooper swans resting in the fields adjoining the confluence of the rivers Lune and Wenning at Horn…

Blogging Again

 Think I have sorted things hopefully.This is just a test blog with a few recent images from my visits to the wader roost at Southport.I will be back in business soon with more of Lancashire’s wildlife.Thanks for looking in and stay safe and well.

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