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Introductory, reference and contact pages :
   
 home      about me
   
 InfoData      my gear - introduction and general equipment list
    > taxonomy         > cameras and lenses (part 1)  (part 2)  (Nikon terminology)
    > species         > support (tripods, monopods and gimbal heads)
    > habitats         > protection and travel (part 1)  (part 2)
    > local patch         > computers and software (part)  (part 2)
   
 contact      D850 diary come 'blog' section .....
 copyright notes, disclosures and disclaimers         (see below for full content and list of articles) 
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Photos from across the UK, overseas travel destinations and location-based photo 'selections' :
   
 travel section home pagea glossary of wildlife technical terms,
    > travel section 'quick index'     acronyms and related jargon 
   
 British Isles (photos by habitat and location)(photo gallery introduction)
    > Seashores, headlands, estuaries and harbours :(photo set by habitat)
    > Coastal saline lagoons and adjacent saltmarsh :(photo set by habitat)
    > Wetlands and inland freshwater habitats :(photo set by habitat)
    > Heath, moorland and other natural open areas :(photo set by habitat)
    > Woodland, parks and gardens :(photo set by habitat)
    > Farmland, meadows and semi-natural grasslands :(photo set by habitat)
    > Cairngorms in winter :(photo set)
    > Farne Islands :(photo set) (general information)
    > Brownsea Island :(general information)
   
 Western Palearctic ecozone(photo gallery introduction) (regional information)
    > Marais Poitevin, Western France :(photo set)
    > Extremadura, Spain :(photo set) (associated travel information)
    > Northwest Mallorca :(photo set) (associated travel information)
    > Danube Delta, Romania :(photo set) (Golden Jackal) (associated travel information)
    > Kuusamo, Finland :(photo set) (associated travel information)
    > South West Iceland :(photo set) (associated travel information)
    > High Atlas Mountains, Morocco :(photo set) (associated travel information)   
   
 Afrotropics ecozone(photo gallery introduction) (regional information)
    > Tanzania safari destinations :(map and brief overview)
    > Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania :(photo set) (associated travel information)
    > Ruaha National Park, Tanzania :(photo set) (associated travel information)
    > Katavi National Park, Tanzania :(photo set) (associated travel information)
    > Masai Mara, Kenya :(photo set) (associated travel information)
    > South Luangwa National Park, Zambia :(photo set) (associated travel information)
    > Makasutu Forest, Gambia :(photo set) (associated travel information)
    > Bird Island, Seychelles :(photo set) (associated travel information)
   
 Neotropics ecozone(photo gallery introduction) (regional information)
    > Southern Pantanal, Brazil :(photo sets - animals, birds) (associated travel information)
    > Galapagos Islands :(photo set) (associated travel information)
    > Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador :(hummingbird photo set) (associated travel information  
    > Costa Rica :(photo set) (associated travel information)
   
 Associated information :Wildlife Habitats
   
 Personal record lists :World Bird List introduction and classification notes
  World Bird List
  African Animals List, and photographic identification guide
  Garden Bird List
  IUCN Threatened Species List
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Avian taxonomy - a basic overview :
   
 Taxonomy - general information :
 General introduction and expanded index and updates record
 Understanding 'bird orders and families' and 'taxonomy listings'
  
 Bird orders and families - taxonomy listings :
 Taxonomy in Flux Checklist 3.08 (May 17)
 IOC (International Ornithological Congress) World Bird List - 2017 v7.2
 The Cornell Lab of Ornithology - eBird/Clements Checklist v2015 (Dec.15)
 BirdLife International Checklist v8 (2015)
  
 Bird orders, families, subfamilies and species groups - abridged and reordered checklist to accompany
 the introductory write-ups on the following bird collection sets
  
 Detailed taxonomy lists and associated information for certain species groups :
 Waterfowl, Herons & Egrets, Ibises & Spoonbills, Storks, Shorebirds, Gulls, Terns and Diurnal 'Birds of Prey'
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Wildlife photo 'collections' and species related photo sets :
   
 Waterbirds (photo collection)Shorebirds (photo collection) (taxonomy)
    > Freshwater Ducks (taxonomy)   > Plovers & Lapwings
    > Geese & Swans (taxonomy)   > Oystercatchers
    > Greebes, Rails, Coots   > Stilts & Avocets
    > Herons & Egrets (taxonomy)   > Godwits & Curlews
    > Ibises & Spoonbills (taxonomy)   > General waders - set 1
    > Storks (taxonomy)   > General waders - set 2
    > Other waterbirds   > Snipe
     > Jacanas
     > Thick-knees
     > Pratincoles & Coursers
       
 Seabirds (photo collection)Raptors & Owls (photo collection)
    > Gulls (taxonomy)(diurnal 'birds of prey' - taxonomy)
    > Terns (taxonomy)   > Eagles
    > Skimmers   > Harriers, Hawks, Kites
    > Auks   > Osprey, Falcons, Caracaras
    > Boobies   > Vultures
    > Frigatebirds   > Owls
    > Pelicans 
    > Seaducks & Divers ('seaducks' taxonomy) 
    > Other seabirds 
   
 Other birds (photo collection)IUCN Red List (photo collection)
    > Kingfishers(accompanying threatened species list)
    > Bee-eaters   > Vulnerable species
    > Rollers   > Endangered species
    > Hummingbirds   > Critically Endangered species
    > Hoopoes & Hornbills
    > Toucans
    > Parrots & Macaws
    > Pigeons & Doves 
   
 Special bird collections (photo collection)Special animal collections (photo collection)
    > Hyacinth Macaw   > African Elephant
    > Short-eared Owl   > Guinea Baboon
     > Anteaters
     > Coypu
     > Galapagos Sea Lion
     > Marine Iguana
     > Hawksbill Turtle
     > Big Cat portraits
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Journal section entries :
   
 Quarterly diariesTravel journals
    > 2017 - Q3 (July - September)   > 2017/18 trip schedule
    > 2017 - Q2 (April - June)   > 2016 annual summary
    > 2017 - Q1 (January - March)   > 2016 trip schedule
    > 2016 - Q4 (October - December)   > 2015 annual summary
    > 2016 - Q3 (July - September)   > 2015 trip schedule
    > 2016 - Q2 (April - June)   > Previous trip schedules - 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011
    > 2016 - Q1 (January - March) 
    > Archived diaries (pending) 
    > Original journals section        
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My D850 diary come 'blog' section …..
  
 Articles :
    > Memory cards and related issues [15-10-2017]
    > Comparative specifications and a few personal observations [06-10-2017]
  
 A few prelims :
    > What am I trying to achieve with this diary?
    > Rumours, announcements and initial reviews
    > The decision to start the diary
    > What I'd written prior to the announcements 
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Weblog articles :
  
    > Going live - making 'tickspics' an operationally live website [22-06-2017]
    > Pending
    > Pending
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