Category: Dave McGrath Wildlife Safaris

It’s been a while but we’re still here

The Safari has been busy out in the outback and mostly enjoying decent weather so putting finger to keyboard has rather taken a backseat in recent weeks.We had a very good May for our Photo Year List Challenge but really struggled in June – what will J…

Creeping along

The Safari apologises for the lack of recent updates, inexcusable we know but we have been away for a week in a rather windy southern Scotland. But before we get over the border we’ve been on a few other safaris loser to home doing our best to add to o…

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Spring begins to sprung

The Safari has had a few good days out in the field during the second half of March. A couple of Saturdays ago we met up with our Southside chums for a wander round Moore nature reserve near Warrington. We heard a brief Green Woodpecker call and w…

Mid month flurry

The Safari hasn’t been enjoying the incessant stream of Atlantic storms battering us in the last couple of weeks; they’ve been a shock to the system after the brief record-breaking warm spell at the end of February, but this rough weather is normal for…

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The Law of Diminishing Returns sets in

The Safari didn’t get out much last week due to the poor weather although we did spot we’d forgotten to add a species to our Photo Year List Challenge tally when we came across this pic from our recent safari up to Leighton Moss which has a Knot (101) …

Cracking on a-pace

The Safari wants to know if anyone spotted the deliberate mistake in our last post? Treecreeper should have been number 87 not 86 again – somehow we missed we’d doubled up.Since then we’ve been busy adding several more species to our Photo Year List Ch…

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Over Wyre and back

The Safari had a wont to have a peek at the rarer geese that had been found last weekend in the fields and marshes Over Wyre. Our first port of call was the farmland bird feeding area where there were numerous Tree Sparrows, always good to see them, an…

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Broke a few ducks this week

The Safari spent much of last week at Marton Mere where we broke a few ducks. The first was our first ever pic of a Great White Egret grounded there. Shame it was obscured behind the reeds.The following day we saw it again stood on the correct side of …

Sweet n sour

The Safari will begin with a bit of a sour rant before getting on to the sweeter stuff to lighten the mood. Our rant begins the other day when we came back to Base Camp to see this.Now you see themOK so the Poplar trees at the end of our street are bei…

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If we had brains we’d be dangerous

The Safari is pleased/relieved to report that our Purple Sandpiper pics we posted in our challenge the other day did pass the adjudicator’s deliberations in that ‘hand of man’ wasn’t discernible in the pic and had we not owned up Monika wouldn’t have k…