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Leica Photographic Retreat at Alladale Wilderness Reserve: catching up with fine art photographer, Max Milligan

The Leica Photographic Retreat offers an exclusive opportunity to perfect your photographic skills with one of the world’s foremost fine art photographers, Max Milligan. As we discover with Max, the retreat offers more than that. It is a chance to sharpen your eye, to connect with nature, and to rewild […]

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Birdwatchers Susana, Tom and Francesco win Leica Birdingplaces binoculars contest

From December 2021 to April 2022 Birdingplaces and Leica organized a winter contest among birdwatchers. Any birder who added a birdwatching area to www.Birdingplaces.eu had a chance to win high quality Leica binoculars. More than 11.000 birders visited the action page www.birdingplaces.eu/share-a-birding-area-and-win and within four months more than 1000 new […]

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Butterflies and Trinovids

2021 in the zodiac calendar is the year of the ox – for me it was the year of the butterfly. A birder by trade, previous butterfly seasons failed to come to fruition owing to the complex requirements of these dainty creatures and the skill needed to discern similar species […]

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Skomer Blog – Breeding Birds

It’s a time of firsts over here on the island: first chicks, first wildflowers, and the first days digging out the long-buried suncream! Our earliest breeding birds, ravens, were already building their nests when we returned to Skomer back in March. Now, two months on, adults ferrying food back-and-forth to […]

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Return to Skomer Island

On 1st March, the Skomer Island team, including myself Leighton Newman, Skomer Warden, Ceris Aston, Assistant Warden, and Beth Thompson, Visitor Officer, boarded the Helen Claire and headed back to the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ Skomer Island for the start of the 2022 season. There was, as […]

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