Satisfying the bucket list

We’ve had a great start to 2013 – we’ve managed to see and photograph many a species in the UK including Grey Herons, Great Crested Grebes, cute Goslings, Buzzards, Ospreys, Oystercatchers and Gannets.

We’ve also been lucky enough to locate and photograph a subject I’d never seen before in the wild – the UK Red Squirrel. I had longed to see these magnificent creatures for so long, and we struck lucky on a weekend in the UK Lake District. We were supposed to be photographing and observing the mighty Ospreys, but the cheeky Red Squirrels darting around our feet were far too distracting and our attention turned to photographing them. I must admit – the environment was less than perfect – they had been baited by some nuts, and the afternoon sun (a rare sight in the UK) was very bright indeed, making it very difficult to capture the perfect shot. But we persevered and, whilst these are not my best shots, they are all I have to prove I saw and spent time with these fantastic creatures – and for that reason, I am sharing them on this blog today. We’d still be there now if it wasn’t for our car parking ticket running out!

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