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Ashridge Estate – Bluebells

I have taken photos of bluebells in the past but only whilst ambling round the countryside.  Therefore, I decided to visit National Trust Ashridge which claims to be one of the best places in the UK to see bluebells – I was not disappointed: Dockey Wood,  part of the estate, has vast swathes of bluebells, both out in the open and within treelines of the surrounding woodland.  I now understand why Ashridge estate is so popular, in particular the stunning bluebells.  All shots taken with a Nikon D750 and 90mm macro, 24 -70mm and 70-200mm lenses.

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Great Crested Grebe with catch!

I followed this great crested grebe for an hour whilst it was diving, fortunately my patience eventually paid off.  Taken at Wilstone reservoir near Tring, Hertfordshire.

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Teal

A shot of a Teal having a quiet moment, taken at Marsworth reservoir, Hertfordshire.  I like the way the colour of the water compliments his feathers.

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Snow Leopard

Here are a few shots of the superb Snow Leopard taken at the Cat Survival Trust in Hertfordshire.   This fantastic looking cat normally found in the mountainous landscapes of Asia is now critically endangered due to conflict with people and the decline of their natural prey.

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Serval Cat

Here are a few further portrait shots of a serval cat taken at the Cat Survival Trust in Hertfordshire.

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Serval Cat

Here are a few shots of a Serval cat taken at the Cat Survival Trust in Hertfordshire.

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Snow Leopard

Here are a few shots of one of  the worlds most elusive cats, the superb Snow Leopard.  Taken at the Cat Survival Trust in Hertfordshire it would simply not be possible to see such a fantastic looking cat as they tend to be found amongst high rugged mountain landscapes in Asia.  Sadly,  they are now critically endangered due to the decline of their natural prey (goats, cattle, yaks etc) and the fact that at one point their fur was highly sought after.

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Puma

Here are a few further shots of the incredible looking Puma taken at the Cat Survival Trust in Herefordshire.

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Ring-Necked Parakeet

Here are a couple of shots of a ring-necked parakeet taken at Broad Colney Lakes nature reserve in Hertfordshire.  For once it was a pleasure to observe a parakeet feeding in relative silence as they are infamous for being very noisy.

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