Category: Brian Rafferty Wildlife Photographer

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 …

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…