Large Skippers–2016

The first sightings, yesterday, of Large Skippers in 2016. The warm(ish) weather seems to have brought them out in large numbers, mainly on Brambles. There were a few Speckled Woods about and the odd Meadow Brown so hopefully if we get some more warm dry weather there’ll be a lot more to photograph. View the full post

Black-headed Gulls

These shots of Black-headed Gulls were taken yesterday at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The gulls were in one of the Polar Bear enclosures and were, along with some Jackdaws scavenging on the meat that had been left for the Bears. They didn’t hang around when any of the bears got anywhere near them. View the full post

Common Marmosets

These Common Marmosets from the YWP are another resident of the park that can be difficult to get reasonable photographs of as they are usually either hidden in the Oak tree in the centre of their enclosure or they are dashing and jumping about from branch to branch. These three shots were taken when they were still and feeding. View the full post

Q6 63395 Monos

Three shots from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Scottish Branchlines Gala held a couple of moths ago. all the images are of ex.LNER 0-8-0 Class Q6 steam engine 63395 at Grosmont station. The photos have been converted to black and white, slightly toned, two showing a the engine at the head of a rake of LNER Teak coaches and the third is of it running through the station light engine. View the full post