Sunday, 30 December 2012


2012, its been some year, my time in education came to an end, and a new story is now in its beginnings. Here's some of my highlights from the year.

January had just kicked in when myself and Brian visited Gosforth Park, we were reward with some exceptional views of a Bittern, and one of my favourite images from the year.

Hard frost in January, and an early start at Holywell saw me photographing fence posts. Macro puts a whole new perspective on the often missed beauties.

The stars, and time-lapse photography began to take a foothold.

Heading South, with Ashley Howe and Ryan Deal, I made my first visit to Norfolk.

A large part of my Winter was spent filming my final media project, between Holywell and St Mary's.

A first look at the film.


2012 seemed to be filled with those wildlife moments, when your heart beat quickens, when you become immersed in your surroundings, when all your senses share the experience, when you feel that spark all over again. One which stays solid in my memory can be found HERE

Roe Deer

The Great Crested Grebes at Killingworth Lake performed brilliantly.

Great Crested Grebe

I entered a small film competition with my film 'A Quiet Corner', and came third place!

April saw a good movement of Avocets in the county, with 5 present between the Beehive Flash and Holywell Pond.

June was spent at RSPB Troup Head, in the presence of the Gannet.


A boom of Bee Orchids.

I also had a return to the Isle of Mull, and a visit to Lunga.

The stars had me out a lot, capturing time lapses, a brief moment allowed me to capture this picture at Dunstanburgh Castle.

The Short-Eared Owls arriving at Holywell allowed me to Reconnect and experience what it was to be a Short-Tailed Vole.

October my website went live,

And December saw myself and Gary Storey watching the Aurora in the county.

Thank you for following my blog, I wish you all a Happy New Year !

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Paramo Weekend

On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of December (this weekend), I'll be at CW Tent's Paramo Weekend, showing (and selling) some of my photography work. There will be a huge range of Paramo garments, with discounted prices, and experts at hand to provide advice. If your in the area why not pop in :)

Monday, 3 December 2012

Gosforth Park

I've been busy over the past few weeks filming the Autumnal scene in the Natural History Society of Northumbria's Gosforth Park Reserve, the finished product is almost complete and will be available to watch soon.

My focus in the park is now turning towards the winter environment, so today I headed down to have a wander around. The time was spent visualising my ideas, and finding new ones.

No Bitterns were insight today, nor Red Squirrels, unlike Brian and Sam's success, although the woodland birds did put on a good show at the feeding station.