2020 in photos by Andrew Holloway

2020 in photos by Andrew Holloway
Wall Brown

We recently spoke to member and regular Nature Table contributor Andrew Holloway about his wildlife photography  

He sent us a series of 12 photographs representing each month of that most peculiar of years, 2020, when wildlife was a lifesaver to many of us:

January - a lapwing at Pulborough Brooks

Web 202001   Lapwing   Pulborough Brooks   P1294036

February - the frogs turned up on the first of the month, which was three weeks earlier than the year before.

Web 202002   First frog   garden   P1294079

March - lockdown starts. The garden really comes into its own. A pigeon on the birdfeeder.

Web 202003   Pigeon on feeder   Garden   P1294718

April - the tadpoles are growing fast. A close-up shot really brings out the patterns.

Web 202004   Frog tadpole   Garden   P1305827

May - for the first time we have had starlings visiting the feeders as we now put out fat-balls as well as sunflower seeds. Only the starlings and long-tailed tits seem to exclusively feed on the fat-balls.

Web 202005   Starling feeding fledgling   Garden   O1010217

June - the first lockdown ends. A Long-legged fly seen on Chailey Common. 

Web 202006   Long legged Fly   Chailey Common   O1014249

July - a female Common Blue butterfly with uncommon colouration.

Web 202007   Female Common Blue   Woods Mill   O1012790

August - Wall Brown butterfly taken at Firle Beacon.

Wall Brown taken on Firle Beacon

September - a Hummingbird Hawk-moth in the garden. First one I've ever seen, let alone photographed.

Web 202009   Hummingbird Hawk Moth   Garden   O1018496

October - a common lizard at Old Lodge. First time I've managed anything other than a simple shot.

Web 202010   Common Lizard   Old Lodge   O1016757

November - Rye Harbour. First good shot of a Turnstone

Web 202011   Turnstone   Rye Harbour   O1012159

December - first split-gill fungus at Leonardslee Gardens

Web 202012   Split gill fungus   Leonardslee gardens   O1013935

For more of his photos, see here Andrew Holloway’s albums | Flickr)

Comments

  • Jim Yule:

    22 Jan 2021 11:21:00

    brilliant images enjoyed seeing them

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