Just to let you know
the Wildlife Photographic Journals has been selected for this month's BBC Countryfile Magazine as their 'Blog of the Month'. Of course I would like to thank all the readers of the Blog for their support.
While I am on the subject of publications a few of my photos have recently found their way in to print. Firstly a number of my bird photos appear in the CAWOS Winter and Breeding Atlas. The results of this ground breaking 3 year study is not for light bedtime reading as its a weighty volume of 675 pages. This comprehensive population monitoring study provides some interesting insights in to the changing plights and expansions of birds in the area. One of my reeling Grasshopper warbler photos also appears on the cover of the CAWOS 2007 Annual Bird Report.
Keeping with the local theme, journalist John Dempsey has recently produced a colourful glossy pocket book called 'Wild Merseyside'. This is illustrated throughout with photographs, including a few of my bird, seal and hare photos, and details the great diversity and spectacle of wildlife that can be found around the Mersey estuary and the best places and times to watch it.
I would like at this stage to be able to show you some jay flights photographs but I am currently calling that an on-going project! However, there all always a couple of bonus birds to be photographed while waiting between jays.
Male pheasants battling
and magpie putting on the airbrakes