Nicks Pics

5 February 2015 // Nick's Pics

Walk Out To Winter words and picture: Nick Small As some weather befitting of the winter season finally starts to arrive, it’s tempting to succumb to the warmth of home and to watch the world through double glazed windows instead of getting out and about. It’s cold out there. It’s wet and windy or icy. […]

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Nick’s Pics – The Tropical North

5 September 2014 // Nick's Pics

Words and pictures: Nick Small. Forced by penury and other happen-stance to miss out on our annual visit to the Boreal forests of Lapland last year, we were particularly appreciative when we arrived amidst the swamps, meres and forest that surround Skelleftea airport this year. Two years is a long time to be pining for […]

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Nick’s Pics – White Water

14 February 2014 // Nick's Pics

Words and pictures: Nick Small All this rain is good right? Unless your local river has, bored with the confines of its banks, taken a meander through your house, then you probably have government ministers paddling around your garden in their new Hunter wellies looking sympathetic (or bamboozled if their name is Philip Hammond) for […]

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Nick’s Pics

29 September 2013 // Birds //Nick's Pics

The Return of the Buzzard Words and pictures: Nick Small When I were a lad, I was obsessed by birds of prey. The trouble was, aside from Kestrels and Sparrow Hawks, I seldom got to see any. I’d persuade the family to take me to Loch Garten just to see the Ospreys (they didn’t show) […]

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Nick’s Pics

19 July 2013 // Nick's Pics

Recovering Moorland – a brief note. Words and pictures: Nick Small. Two years ago I wrote a piece for CBTR about a large and damaging fire on Ovenden Moor in the South Pennines. It was catastrophic, charring vital moorland habitat, wiping out a year’s brood for the ground nesting birds. Last year saw the green […]

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