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Nature and Me…

Nature has given us the greatest gift… and it starts just outside your door…

To Quietly Go Where the Kingfishers Are…

It’s turned into a fine evening.. The sun has come out and the summer, which seemed to be doing it’s best to get to Autumn as soon as possible, suddenly feels like summer again!  I glance across at Mrs Waterland, and watch as she contentedly plonks herself in a deckchair… ‘I’m going to take the dinghy up river to Dilham’ I annouce ‘Ok‘ comes the reply, and after a short pause…  ‘I’ll stay here and catch up on my book‘ […]

Upton Marshes… Wildlife Walks on the Norfolk Broads

After the walk… I cannot resist a final glance across the marshes before clambering back aboard Grey Goose III. The sun has set behind us and there is now a hint of mist rising from the watery lowlands.  Owned by Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Upton Marshes are managed with the aim of attracting and providing a home for all sorts of wildlife and it is working. Rarely have I seen such an abundance of life on any walk. A public footpath follows the […]

White Ghost of the Marshes…

‘Barn Owl’ I whisper to Mrs Waterland as we walk along the river from West Somerton.  To our right, what I think is a male Barn Owl is criss-crossing the marshes, looking for prey. I have been lucky enough to film Barn Owls, once near Coltishall and a few times at Blickling, but I’ve never photographed one before.   I know their keen senses are finely tuned to detect sound and motion so it will easily hear the shutter noise […]

Norfolk Broads Video… Landscapes and Wildlife

I hope you enjoy this Norfolk Broads Video… The Norfolk Broads are a unique waterland with over 100 miles of rivers and lakes in Norfolk and Suffolk, meandering through wonderful countryside, full of wildlife and steeped in history. The vast, open landscapes of the Broads are dominated by big skies and succumb to the whims of the weather and changing seasons to become, at times, both beautiful and desolate, charming and bleak, picturesque and wild, mystical and inspiring. Because the rivers […]