Pied Flycatcher Painting – Part 1

Female Pied Flycatcher photographed on Exmoor

Back in 2013 we were very fortunate to be helping a licensed bird ringer monitor and maintain his bird boxes in a wood near Exmoor. He was particularly hoping to encourage Pied Flycatchers to his boxes. Aware…

How to Photograph Wildlife Close Up

A purpose built bird hide at Slimbridge

I’ve always really wanted to take my own photographs of wildlife to use for reference photos for my paintings. But how to photograph wildlife close up on a budget, that was the question? Unfortunately…