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Encounters

Personal reflections on encounters with nature
Great Grey Shrike © Steve Race

Dick Turpin

  • Sun 7th Apr, 2019

The wind was wild, whipping the tree tops into a frenzy, it's waves rushing through the forest canopy, temporarily drowning out all chance of catching bird song.

European Nightjar © Dan Lombard

Night Pint

  • Wed 20th Mar, 2019

The air was thick and sultry, the aftermath of the intense heat of the day. It must have been one of the hottest of last summer, and people had melted before my feet.

Fulmar © Richard Baines

Time And Tide Wait For No Man...

  • Thu 7th Feb, 2019

It had caught me out again, the tide. I had delayed too long and time had run away from me, until there were only two hours left until it was high. I donned my boots and scarf and set off to South Landing, along the dazzling white rocky shore, blindingly bright in the winter sun.

Snow Bunting on Filey Brigg © Dan Lombard

Snow Hunting...

  • Sun 20th Jan, 2019

Noses cold and scarves wrapped tight, we fought against the shoves and pulls and walked out on the peninsular above Filey Brigg.

Black-winged Stilt © Richard Baines

Fly Like A Bird…

  • Fri 21st Dec, 2018

The archetypal China landscape stretched before me; the craggy mountains shrouded in mist, a deep body of water littered with lone fishermen’s rafts and haunting junks floating along and, ever present, the high call of some water bird, of which many scattered the muddy shores.