Category: Dave McGrath Wildlife Safaris

Back and forth between the Holy Trinity

The Safari has yet again been very remiss about keeping the blog up-to-date. We’ve sort of been enjoying the Lockdown in that the skies aren’t ruined by countless jet trails and there is almost no traffic noise at Base Camp these days, particularly now…

Three mornings round the park

The Safari has had a wander or three round the lake at Stanley Park. Basically we’ve been looking for somewhere with close wildlife and not too much mud for the mutt to collect and the park fits the bill especially if the ground is frozen. The fir…

Mixed weather so far in locked down 2021

The Safari can’t quite believe our last post was way back in early October and we apologise profusely for not keeping you up to date with all the exciting wildlife we’ve been lucky enough to come across during these somewhat trying times – not least be…

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 …