Category: Brian Rafferty Wildlife Photographer

LEAVING BLOGGER as of 26.9.2020

 I am leaving Blogger as of from today.I am currently having great difficulty in uploading images to my site.In future I will be putting my images onto my FLICKR site atwww.flickr.com/photos/brianrafferty    Hope this works and hope you …

Horses..Waders.. and a jellyfish.

I haven’t posted for a while as gardening duties have kept me very busy during the recent fine weather.I did however find time to visit the coast near Southport to see if any more waders had arrived.More waders had arrived and it was lovely to see the …

RSPB..Marshside..Dunlin Roost

I haven’t been out much recently with the camera owing to mainly bad weather.July was a very wet month and August is proving to be very stormy with two named storms recently battering the Lancashire coastline.August is a month I look forward to as the …

RSPB..Marshside..Dunlin Roost

 It has been a while since I last posted.The weather throughout July was not good and August has not so far been much better.Consequently I haven’t been out much with the camera.I always look forward each year to August as the waders return from A…

Bowland…Deer.

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…

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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 Autu…

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 hunti…

Bowland..A Deer and a Barn Owl

This week I had another early morning foray into Bowland.This week the weather has been warm and muggy.On reaching my usual location I found that visibility was very poor and definitely I was not able to use the camera.So I decided to head for another …

Bowland..Owls..Tawny Owl

To complete my collection of owl images from recent trips into Bowland I am now showing some of a very obliging Tawny Owl.The Tawny Owl is mainly nocturnal and is not often seen during daylight hours.However at this time of the year the sun is up early…

Bowland..Owls..Short Eared Owl.

Following on from my last post I am now concentrating on the Short Eared Owl.It had been a long time since I had seen a short eared owl so it was a nice surprise to discover that a pair were nesting on the moorland I have been visiting recently in Bowl…