Category: Brian Rafferty Wildlife Photographer

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…

Bowland..Owls..Barn Owls

On my recent visits to Bowland I have been treated to views of four species of owls. Barn Owl,Short Eared Owl,Tawny Owl and Little Owl.This posting is about the Barn Owl.The location I have visited is moorland with rough grassland and many stone walls …

Bowland…Curlews

Recently I have spent time in Bowland observing the wonderful landscape and wildlife.I have been leaving home very early morning to enjoy the cooler conditions as it has been too hot during the day as we enjoyed a record dry May with virtually no rain …

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Brown Hares..Bowland

Another month has gone by and life is still very much dominated by Coronavirus.Restrictions have been relaxed a little and we can now travel away from home territory for our daily exercise.I have recently taken advantage and of course have taken my cam…

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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 …