David Allen's Nature Posts

At the end of the afternoon today I sat at the backdoor watching insects feeding on the buddleia that is growing in a pot there. The lesser tortoiseshell…

Last week the field was cut and baled. The local family of buzzards came to clean up. In the 33 years we have lived here we have lost many of our local native…

It has been some time since I have felt the energy to get out and use the camera. At blacker moments I have been wondering whether to sell the lot. This…

In May 2016 a neighbours bee hive swarmed. Here the swarm is being collected by our local expert. The bees that had flown with the new queen had settled on an…

This photo did not need hours of patience! On our last morning of a stay at Doune in 2013 this stag came down to graze on the grass in front of the lodge. I was…

This was taken a minute or so before the picture of the otter I posted yesterday. The big dog otter swimming up the loch in the evening light.

In 2013 we had spent a week at a tiny hamlet called Crogan on the South east Corner of Mull. During the week we frequently watched otters in the sea feeding.…

Asian rhino, one of the rarest species in the world. Photo taken on a walk in the Chitwan Reserve in Nepal. This was taken 9 years ago. We had been trekking in…

I have not made a picture today. I bought, rather impulsively, a new camera on Saturday and have come to realise that it does not give me the improvement in…
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