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…

Summer Art

I spent a lot of my holiday doing art for my GCSE sketchbook, and there is a bit of a running theme. I just wanted to do a quick blog post to share some of the stuff I’ve done in the sketchbook so far… Caged dog in Pencil Scapegoat Badger in the style of Dave Read More…

Birdfair 2017

Last night, I got back from my second ever Birdfair, feeling tired and, as expected, a little bit depressed that I would have to wait another year for the next one. Before I begin, I should probably give a quick description of the event, in case anyone has never been before. It is an annual Read More…

Countryfile live

For the last week or so, I have been quite busy. Most of it has been taken up with tennis, but in the remaining time spaces I have been up to some wildlife-related activities. For example, I saw my third-ever Dartford Warbler, and my first ever Dartford on my patch. It was one of my Read More…

BTO Birdcamp 2017

  Last weekend, I went to the BTO’s Bircamp 2017 – and it was amazing. Where else can you ring nightjar, find reed bunting nests and catch cream spot tiger moths – with like-minded teenagers too? It began with a car journey that took 3 hours longer than it was meant to, and a shorter Read More…