Category Archives: Bird Watching

Best Places to Photograph UK Wildlife

Photograph of red deer wild in the UK

Summer is a great time to head outdoors with your camera to photograph wildlife and nature; the trees are green, flowers are blooming, and animals are out and about feeding and playing in the good summer weather. The UK has many incredible native animals, and it is a wonderful experience to be outdoors, capturing the Continue Reading →

Country Pursuits for the British Summer

Polo as a country pursuit in British summer

In the height of summer, before the shooting seasons starts again, it is always good to get outdoors and taking part in some fun traditional British country activities. Even if it is something you have never done before, you are never too old to try out a new hobby. There is so much you can Continue Reading →

10 nature reserves to visit this summer

Kingfisher at a nature reserve this summer

There is such a plethora of beauty overflowing in the countryside that one nature reserve is not enough to see the best of British wildlife this summer. As such, we have put together ten of England’s best nature reserves where you can watch birds bursting into song, butterflies fluttering by, flowers providing a mesmerising scent Continue Reading →

Learn more about Britain’s birds of prey

Use birdwatching binoculars when looking for birds of prey

Birds of prey have impressive aerial skills and a hunting instinct which make them the lords of the skies, but do you know the difference between the raptors found across Britain? These birds have much better vision than ours; powerful talons to catch and kill prey, and a hooked beak perfect for tearing the flesh Continue Reading →

Magpie fact file

wear country clothing when out spotting magpies

We all know the magpie, with its black and white plumage, noisy calls and long tail, and there is nothing else like it in the UK. When seen up close, the recognisable black and white feathers take a more colourful hue with a purple-midnight blue sheen on the wings and green gloss to the tail. Continue Reading →