Category: Dave McGrath Wildlife Safaris

A week on safari in Pembrokeshire

The Safari recently had the good fortune to be able to spend a wonderful week of wildlifing in sometimes sunny  sometimes windy Pembrokeshire.On the way down we spotted a few Red Kites. All except this quite distant one were at places we couldn’t …

Wheatear wonderland

The Safari seized the chance to do a bit of a sea watch last week as another Atlantic storm blew through. It was getting a bit rough out there as the tide rose but it didn’t deter a couple of fishermen.The torrential rain made focusing the scope tric…

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Go back go back go back go back – our grouse about grouse shooting

The Safari is but one of many who would like to see the end of the extremely environmentally damaging hobby (it’s not sport!) that is driven grouse shooting. “But why?” do you ask “what harm is there in using living animals as target practice?” “If you…

Dodging the showers at the wetlands

The Safari met up with the South-side gang for a bit of wildlifing and good old fashioned banter at Martin Mere WT reserve a few days ago. As we passed through Infection Control and out into the wilderness beyond the first thing we spotted was a family…

Back up north five weeks to the day

The Safari was given the opportunity to join CR on a socially distanced trip up to our favourite reserve in south Cumbria. The weather was a bit iffy on the drive up but we were hopeful it would improve by the time we arrived. C informed us it was exac…

Anyone seen any butterflies?

The Safari has been wanting to do counts for this summer’s Big Butterfly Count but the weather has been constantly putting the mockers on proceedings so much so that we’ve only managed a couple of counts over the last fortnight and they haven’t reveale…

That St Swithin chap again!

The Safari hasn’t been far for a while, Not because of lockdown or anything like that it’s just that the weather has had us more or less confined to barracks apart from the usual dog walks.The garden hasn’t offered up many bird photo opportunities but …

June didn’t really improve

The Safari received an email from the water board imploring their customers to save water. Well that did the trick it has hardly stopped raining since! And as a consequence our forays with the camera have been somewhat curtailed.Needless to say though …

A trip out, a forty year wait over and a hot day

The Safari took the opportunity to venture further afield now that Lockdown is just about over. We arranged a socially distanced meet up with good friend JG at the always brilliant Lunt Meadows Lancashire Wildlife Trust reserve from where we’d recently…

June arrives and so does the rain

The Safari has been mostly in the garden at Base Camp this week but we have been around a couple of local sites too.We’ve had a little success with the moth trap but nothing to really get the pulse racing. To be fair the best catches this week have bee…