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Wildscreen Film Festival

This year Wildscreen Film Festival and Earthwatch Europe teamed up to produce the ‘Young Earthwatcher Competition’ – a environmental documentary-making competition for teenagers. It looked like a really fantastic opportunity, and right up my street, so I spent the first couple of weeks of school trying to juggle filming with A levels. ¬†The video had Read More…

Birdfair 2018

Besides Christmas, birthdays and school term dates, there is one occasion that pronouncedly marks my calendar every year – the Birdfair. It is a brilliant event, unrivalled in Europe and possibly the world. Thousands flock to Rutland on the third weekend of August to listen to talks, buy equipment, see friends and meet inspirational figures Read More…

Tigers and Rubies

Sorry I haven’t been posting much recently – I have GCSEs! (13 in the last 2 weeks) I’ve decided to take a break from revision to delve quickly into the wonderful world of macro photography, and show you two beautiful insects I’ve seen in the last few weeks. The first is an absolute stunner; the Read More…

NIGHTHAWK – the documentary

Ever heard of the goatsucker? Or the nighthawk? I venture out onto the heath at night to find one of the UK’s strangest birds in my latest short documentary. Please do give constructive criticism! I really want to improve, I know there is some way to go… please comment below to let me know what Read More…

The Secret Life of Owls

On Tuesday, some of my footage was on television. It’s the first footage I have ever sold, and it was bought by Windfall Films for a documentary on the new channel ‘5 select’ called ‘The Secret Life of Owls’. If you want to have a look, the documentary is on the channel 5 website:¬†Secret Life Read More…

Downing Street

  In 2016, I was invited to become a member of the RSPB Phoenix Forum, a group of ten teenagers that represents the whole youth sector of the RSPB membership. This has given me several exciting opportunities, but most recently – in January – it allowed me to visit Westminster and Downing Street, to discuss Read More…

2017 – A Very Eventful Year

2017 has gone by so quickly – it doesn’t seem a minute since I was writing a similar blog post on 2016. Here’s a blog post on everything that I got up to over the year – all events listed in chronological order. Surrey Wildlife Trust Promotional Video In January, Surrey Wildlife Trust released a Read More…

UK Reptiles

Sunday the 8th October was a very special day for me. I saw an absolutely beautiful animal for the first time, and it marked a special occasion for me. I shall reveal both the creature and what it represents at the end of the blog post, but you will probably be able to guess before Read More…