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Official weblog, with news of new products, events and glimpses of life in front - and behind - the camera.

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Loxley on-line

Posted on December 17, 2011 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Westcountry Wildlife has recently teamed up with Gnark (www.gnark.co.uk) to kick start their online TV/Video promotions.

So far Episodes 4 and 5 are live and can be viewed (possibly downloaded) for only £1 - part of which is donated to the RSPCA.  Eventually we will stream Episode 7 which is not yet available on disc, along with the canal special when its finished.

A few mild days are now needed to continue along the canal.  Dont forget to add any winter wildlife photos to the website.



Canals are fascinating

Posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A chilly trip to the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal, between Coxhill bridge and Maunsel lock today.  Half the path has been relaid, the other half is a mud base.  Great view of Maunsel House through the trees. Oh, and we found the site of an abandoned pedestrian swing bridge, not mentioned in our research book.  Apparently the canal at this point ran down an estate bridlepath, so in compensation they allowed the owner of the house to ride his horse down the towpath instead.  However the towpath is on the opposite side to the estate, so I assume this bridge would have provided them with the access to the towpath.  Fascinating stuff, but would like a warmer day to go back on please.



Loxley in print...

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The latest edition of the Somerset Wildlife Trusts magazine features our work for the trust on their Volunteers page.  Fantastic to see.

Equine Tourism website have taken our Exmoor Pony video and write up for their news page and our short Quantock and Shetland pony pieces are on site too.  Our Burnam on Sea clip is on the lighthouse history page of the towns own website and our Fungi Foray is on the Autumnwatch page of the Somerset Wildlife Trust website.

The Bridgwater & Taunton Canal special -Part 1 has been very well received.  Very different from what we normally produce and receiving the thumbs up from various people connected with the trade.  http://youtu.be/GYqaxChX7FE

Thinking of doing a gardening for wildlife makeover on our new garden and using it to inspire others.


What a stunner

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Episode 7 is finished and even I am impressed.  However, you lot will have to wait for another 2 episodes to be done before you can see it - he he.

We have an extended version of the pony round up, an edited version of the fungi piece and lots of great scenery, music and some really cute little critters.

Our edited pony round up is showing on the Exmoor Country websites video page and the Badger Trust are considering adding our badger clip to their site.

Cant wait to start on episode 8.

Otters and DVDs

Posted on October 30, 2011 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

We have spent 3 days otter spotting with variable success.  Although I think we have enough footage to do a piece on them for episode 8.  Episode 7 is almost finished.  We have been trying out the new camcorder which is fantastic, as is the new telephoto lens.  We are about to post the revised episodes 1-3 to local primary schools - fingers crossed on that one.



Share the magic....

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

What an amazing day was had on Saturday, filming the Exmoor Pony round up.  Our 13 year old showed she has the makings of a good camera person as her footage is included in our coverage of the event, now showing on the home page.  We had a prime position and fantastic weather.  It was a most magical thing to watch the ponies thundering towards you.

Busy, busy...

Posted on October 10, 2011 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Cant believe how much there is going on at the moment. 

We have finished episodes 4-6 and are pressing for release as we speak. 

Our canal special has almost reached its half way point and is in a documentary style. 

We have been priveleged to work alongside a former colleague of David Attenborough, fungi expert Michael Jordan, on a piece for the Somerset Wildlife Trust and hope to do a piece on bats and on otters in the near future. 

We have also started running a stall at a local market.

Its hard to keep track of everything, but its fantastic.

New, new, new....

Posted on September 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

New PC is super fast, even if we did have to download the old faithful editing software onto it.  Bought a new lense, but have to wait for the new lense support to arrive before we can use it. New projects in the pipeline with the Somerset Wildlife Trust and we have just bought a new gazebo to house our trade stand at the National Wellie Boot Throwing Championships in Wellington, Somerset on 17th September.

RIP old faithful PC/Bats ahoy

Posted on July 31, 2011 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Our faithful, hard working PC  finally bit the dust after the consumtion of its 3rd sound card in as many months.  I wouldnt mind but I have some unfinished work on it and cant hear a thing.  New PC is fast and furious, but doesnt have decent editing software, so I am downloading a trial from Adobe which will probably take me the length of the trial to learn to work.  Then of course I have 2 part finished pieces of work to sort out as well. 

Decided to take a break tonight and popped out with the bat detector.  Lots of common pipestrelle at Langford Heathfield and possibly a noctule at Rewe Mead, near Langford.  Also picks up bush crickets.

Canals and the Wildlife Trust

Posted on July 29, 2011 at 6:59 PM Comments comments (0)

Funny combination really.  We had a lovely time filming along the canal. We took a few shots off as photographs and put them on the facebook arm of the Wildlife Trust.  Next thing you know, they want us to put on some video footage as well.  Anyway, duly made and onto you tube and facebook.  So why not take a look - Summer along the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal.


LB Loxley

westcountrywildlie.com


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