Ok, I admit it, the Montezuma Oropendola courtship worked for me!

Meet a Montezuma Oropendola, they are, quite simply, one of the most impressive and incredible birds that I have had the pleasure of spending time with. Not only are they a joy to look at, they are also incredible to watch. The thing is, you hear them before you tend to spot them. Despite them being quite big birds, it’s not their bulk […]

When Did This Happen – I Seem To Have Become A Twitcher?!

I’ve had a striking realisation today – I have become a twitcher! How did I come to this conclusion? Well.. 1. I adore birds. 2. I take pride in the fact that I have started to recognise and recall the names for both foreign and UK birds. 3. I love seeing and  photographing them – even on safari when […]

A Huffin’ and a Puffin

It’s more than worth a hike along the RSPB reserves at Bempton Cliffs towards the end of June and in July because you’re likely to see puffins resting on the cliffs and returning from the sea. You’ll have to look hard though – they are tiny  birds and  can be difficult to see amongst the colonies of gannets, guillemots […]