Thursday, July 31, 2014

Marbled White Butterflies on Gower

There is a good-sized colony of these beautiful butterflies at Nicholaston Burrows on the Gower Peninsula. I've photographed them a few times, but filmed them for the first time on June 28th this year:



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Monday, July 28, 2014

Stonechats on the Gower Peninsula, Wales

I came across these birds during a walk between Oxwich and Three Cliffs Bays back on June 28th:


Slithering Snails

Soporific real-time footage of slithering snails:


Great Spotted Woodpeckers at Nest in Clyne Woods, Swansea

I came across this Great Spotted Woodpeckers' nest in Clyne Woods in western Swansea a few weeks ago. I was able to set up my Canon 7D with 500mm lens on a tripod on a nearby footpath, and get some footage of the adults coming and going at the nest-hole as they fed their chicks:


The Cotswolds

Whilst visiting the cheese rolling featured in my previous video, I had a quick stroll around the nearby countryside. Here's some of the local scenery:



Monday, July 21, 2014

Cheese Rolling at Cooper's Hill, Gloucestershire, 2014.

I'd heard of this crazy tradition of loonies throwing themselves down a steep hill in Gloucestershire in pursuit of a large cheese, and this year determined to go and see it for myself. (I even, briefly, considered taking part, until I saw how steep the hill was!) Here's the footage I took of this mad event, from my position of (relative) safety on the sidelines:


Foxes Eating Bread

There's a woman near me who feeds Foxes most evenings, and on this occasion I was able to stand nearby and film them eating the titbits she'd put out for them: