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Springwatch – Unspringing my Heron

31 May Heron Silhouette

Received an e-mail from Aunty Beeb this evening asking if it would be OK to show one of my flickr photos on Springwatch Unsprung tonight… who am I to argue?

Assuming no technical hitches with live TV, my photo of a silhouetted heron amongst teal at Druridge pools should be gracing BBC2 and BBC HD tonight (Thurs 31st May) but you can have a sneak preview right here….

Heron Silhouette

Heron Silhouette


File under Country

25 Jul

Well.. got confirmation yesterday that my piece is in this month’s CountryFile’s feature on the nation’s 50 favourite walks. Not from the beeb you understand but from my mum who’s subscription copy dropped onto the doormat at the weekend.

Nice to see it making it into print and they havent had to butcher my text too badly to get it down to their wording limit.


Like I say i don’t have a copy of it yet (doesn’t look like its hit the shops yet) so thanks to my dad for the scan. It appears that the article spreads a couple of pages and the top image is this one :



I had a phonecall this morning from them asking for my address so they can send me a copy, so I should see it for myself shortly.

Red Kites swoop on schoolchildren!?!

1 Jun

If it was me I’d think it was the best thing in the world to have a magnificent aerial acrobat swoop down and swipe my sarnies but the BBC seem to think otherwise :


I must admit I have a soft spot for red kites – for the best part of 10 years I used to drive from York to Leeds every day for work and would often see anywhere between one and five of them either perched in a tree by the road or swooping low overhead, and on several occasions I went and parked up behind Harewood House and watched groups soaring above the trees.

Red Kite

It is sad to see the overreaction and hyperbole of the media and locals’ (especially farmers) calls for culls only a few short years since the species was brought back from extinction in England.

Red Kite (captive)


20 May

Interesting news yesterday… BBC Countryfile magazine have asked me to write a short piece for their 50th edition in August about my favourite short walk.

No guarantees that it will make it in to the edition necessarily but its nice that they’ve invited me to contribute. Have to get my thinking cap on and get some suitable photos.