Category: Dave McGrath Wildlife Safaris

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…

Our bird photography challenge trundles along nicely

The Safari has been out n about on the look out for more species for our Photo Year List Challenge and we’ve not done too badly. So far we’ve had little luck along Chat Alley and out to sea where we walk Monty most mornings, there’s always a couple of …

Otterly brilliant at Marton Mere

The Safari had a morning out in Stanley Park with CR and GB at the end of last week. The plan was to see if we could get a bird to feed from G’s hand, lots of  the birds in the park are habituated to do this due to the huge numbers of lovely peope…

At last a sunny day

The Safari has eventually got round to downloading and processing a few more pics of the recent Snow Buntings for you to enjoy. Not sure if anyone has been to look for them since but it seems we might have been the last person to see them,; no we didn’…

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One week in

The Safari has been out n about in the gloom this week hitting off the new year’s wildlife lists. our mammal list at the end of the week stands at a massive two, the ubiquitous Grey Squirrel being first on to the page in the notebook, seen at just abou…

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