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7 December 2017


A big thank you to Photo Raptors in Spain for the opportunity to photograph the magnificent Spanish Imperial Eagle.  I also spent time shooting vultures.  When this Griffon spotted the camera it could not resist a selfie!

New Book for Christmas

A Bird Photographer’s Diaries – The Stories behind the Pictures is out now.  From almost my first picture in 1978 to this year this book tells the stories and techniques behind some of my best known pictures.

July 2017

Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Cley Norfolk

It’s wader time here on the Norfolk coast.  The breeding Avocets pictured here are now being joined by passage waders arriving from their Arctic breeding grounds.  This is just the sort of image I love to create, strong graphic lines and very simple.

A Paliament of Owls

A Parliament of Owls published by Collins is out now.   Beautifully written by Mike Unwin and illustrated by myself and a team of great photographers from around the world, this lavish book showcases 50 species with pictures used large and chosen for both their artistry and interest.



On Saturday 26th November I will be attending the Christmas Fayre at Sharrington Village Hall near Holt.  Signed copies of my various books including Owls for a fiver and Birds and People for £10 will be available while stocks last.  Doors open at 10 am.

Photo Safaris News

I now have very limited availability left for photo safaris for February 2017.  This is peak month for photographing Barn Owls as they hunt more actively during the day than at any other period in the year.

Rutland Bird Fair

Rutland Bird Fair – Do come and visit myself and Chris Gomersall on our stand  1 & 2 in the art marquee where some new work will be on display and details of new tours and workshops for 2017 available.  I will be giving a talk on the Saturday of the fair on the art of photographing Seabirds giving an insight into the m,akin of many of the pictures in my new book Seabirds of the World.