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Wildlife and Landscape Photographer, Lecturer and Tour Guide

Posts by Mike Read

Fabulous Hobbies

The day before storm Hannah arrived we had spent time in two of the hides on the Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve watching up to 9 distant Hobbies together.  Photography was out of the question as the birds were so distant and the light was poor. Overnight the gale force winds and the rain arrived…

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Successful Scottish Tours

Eagles, Otters, Ptarmigan and Bottlenose Dolphins are all possible as part of two easy-going back to back Scottish tours as can be seen by what we encountered a month ago. Moonrise from our Mull hotel We began in Inverness and drove west along the Great Glen seeing some good wildlife as we went including many…

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Raptors: New photos and Persecution

I have recently been invited to spend time in a friend’s garden where he has a pair of Sparrowhawks visiting and even nest building.  The garden is part wooded, part planted and also features a small stream which opens up into a pond.  The amazing thing is that the Sparrowhawks are approachable, especially the male…

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Tours selling well

As many of you will have noticed, my four tours are now on my web site. From the first mailing of my mini-brochure, three of the tours are more or less guaranteed to run, Mull, the Scottish Highlands and the Vercors. Having said that, there are still places available on each of these tours so…

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Getting there!

So at long last I am beginning to understand WordPress (thanks Mike for your help!) and have been able to update some of my web site pages.  The Birds, Mammals and Flowers pages have all got images now. Obviously I can only show a small percentage of my photos on a web site such as this…

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So, over the next week or two I hope to complete my new web site if I can find my way around WordPress and all of its ‘avenues’!  I hope to add as much photography and other information as I can in the very near future and then I will commence some reports on my…

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