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The diary has been following the fortunes of the Shugborough Kingfisher's since 2011.

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Male Kingfisher

Kingfishers nesting again

The breeding season is upon us again and the Kingfishers have returned to the bank at Shugborough. With last year having been blighted by 2 nest burrows being destroyed by badgers, this year I’ve fortified the top of the bank with a large metal grid. The kingfishers started their burrow early March, but after I […]

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2014 Kingfisher roundup

I last posted about the Kingfishers on the Trent back in June, so I thought it was about time I posted an update to summarise what happened after the first nest was dug out by a badger. Unfortunately I have to report that the badger came back and predated the second nest burrow, after which the kingfishers […]

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The making of Dragonfly

  When it came to thinking about a new film project after working with Kingfishers for several years, the idea for making a life-cycle piece about dragonflies was already at the back of my mind. I’d made a couple of 90 second shorts the previous year featuring dragonflies, and my wife and I had enjoyed […]

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Dragonfly wins another award

I’ve had more great news about Dragonfly, my 15 minute film about the life history of these colourful insects. After winning best Documentary at the BIAFF Film Festival, Dragonfly was presented as part of the UK film program at UNICA the European Film Festival for amateur film makers held this year in Slovakia. I’m proud […]