Category: Dave McGrath Wildlife Safaris

An impromptu safari up north

The Safari was supposed to have a reunion with a couple of very good old friends we’ve not seen for well over 20 years. A ‘booze cruise’ round the bars and pubs of Scouseland was planned and train tickets bought…just going on a train would be an adve…

Last days at Spurn – and a runner!

The Safari and LCV left our salubrious accommodation hopeful that today would be a better day than yesterday. No fog, light winds but a clear sky meant conditions were good but not brilliant for watching migration in action. With the tide in we de…

Spurn -Days 3 n 4

The Safari had the most awful b & b digs we’ve ever had at which we had to meet IH later that evening. How bad were they? We managed to stay three nights, the other guests didn’t, one couple didn’t return after going out for their evening meal and …

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Even the cattle carry binoculars!

The Safari is having a go at putting pen to keyboard for the first time in six months – where does time go??? It’s not as if we haven’t been out enjoying our fantastic wildlife either, we’ve been here there and everywhere armed with binoculars, cameras…

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…