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National Trust publishes images in July 2015 News from the Fen
13th August 2015
Images of a Cuckoo, Avocets and Great Crested Grebe with chicks have all been published by the National Trust in their "News from the Fen" newletter to accompany articles about biodiversity and the launch of Prof. Nick Davies's book "Cuckoo - Cheating by Nature".





Richard Nicoll awarded Selector's Medal and 2 other awards at Beyond Group Exhibition
10th August 2015
Richard Nicoll's image of a Short-eared Owl hovering over Burwell Fen (part of the National Trust's Wicken Fen reserve) has won a Selector's Medal at the Beyond Group National Exhibition 2015.



Additionally am image of a Bittern was Highly Commended and of a Hen Harrier was Commended.



Cuckoo image accepted for Edinburgh International
09th July 2015
Richard Nicoll's image of a Cuckoo flying with a caterpillar has been accepted into the prestigious Edinburgh International Exhibition which will be held during the Edinburgh International Festival in August.

Cuckoo image licensed by Cambridge News
04th May 2015
Richard Nicoll's image of a Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at Wicken Fen has been published alongside an article reviewing Nick Davis's book "Cuckoo Cheating by Nature". Martin Walters gives the book high praise and also says "It [the book] also contains some stunning photographs by award-winning photographer Richard Nicoll".

Exhibition and Talk at Wicken Fen 2nd - 4th May 2015
24th April 2015
As part of the weekend of events to celebrate the launch of the book "Cuckoo. Cheating by Nature" by Prof. Nick Davies FRS, Richard Nicoll is holding an exhibition featuring images from the book along with other award winning images taken at Wicken Fen.

Richard is also giving a talk at Wicken Fen on Sunday the 3rd of May 2015 at 10am called "I never see anything at Wicken Fen..." on photographing the Fen's elusive wildlife.

Hen Harrier image gets Honourable Mention at 92nd Scottish Salon 2015
23rd April 2015
Richard Nicoll's image of a Hen Harrier hunting over Verrall's Fen (part of the Wicken Fen National Trust reserve) has been awarded an Honourable Mention at the 92nd Scottish Salon 2015.

Cuckoo image awarded PAGB Ribbon at South Birmingham "Image 15" Exhibition
20th April 2015
Richard Nicoll's image of a Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at Wicken Fen has received a PAGB Ribbon at the South Birmingham "Image 15" Exhibition 2015.

Cambridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2015
14th April 2015
Richard Nicoll's images (along with a host of other photographers) will be on display at the Cambridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition:

20th to 25th April 2015

St Andrew's Street Baptist Church
CB2 3AR
Central Cambridge

208 Prints and 221 Projected Images
Plus Distinction Panels

Exhibition Selectors
Paul Keene, Howard King & Dawn Osborn

Coot image Highly Commended at EAF Annual Exhibition
07th April 2015
Richard Nicoll's image of a coot running across the water at Wicken Fen has been Highly Commended at the East Anglia Federation Annual Exhibition 2015.

Cuckoo images feature in Cuckoo book extract
20th March 2015
The 8 images which Richard Nicoll licensed to Bloomsbury are now available as part of an extract of the book "Cuckoo" by Prof. Nick Davies FRS featuring the chapter "An Entangled Bank".

This chapter talks about Darwin's "entangled bank" referring to the constantly changing and evolving relationships between the species that inhabit a particular habitat and how changes affect them.

Richard said "I knew beforehand that Nick had written a paragraph about me but did not realise it would be included in a chapter all about Darwin. To not only be written about in the book but to also be mentioned alongside one of greatest scientists of all time is quite surreal and a huge privilege."

You can purchase the book by following the link below:
Richard Nicoll wins Plants & Animals section and 7 other awards at CCC Annual Exhibition
18th March 2015
Richard Nicoll has won the Plants & Animals section (for projected digital images) of the Cambridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2015. His winning image features a male Stonechat perched on a barbed wire fence at Wicken Fen. In addition he had 5 images Highly Commended and two Commended. The exhibition is due to take place on the 20th to 25th April 2015, Monday 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm at
St Andrew's Street Baptist Church, Cambridge.







Bloomsbury licences Cuckoo images for Cuckoo book written by Prof. Nick Davies FRS
12th March 2015
Published today by Bloomsbury the book "Cuckoo - cheating by nature" by Prof. Nick Davies FRS contains 8 of Richard's images each showing a different aspect of Cuckoo and Reed Warbler behaviour.



“This amazing detective story by one of the country's greatest field naturalists is also a fascinating study that solves many of the puzzles surrounding this most extraordinary bird” – Sir David Attenborough

The book takes the reader on a journey of discovery from the very beginning of human inquiry into the strange behaviour of Cuckoos right up the the present day research that Nick and his colleagues have carried out to try and determine how the Cuckoo gets away with its behaviour. Intermingled with this fascinating research are the stories of the people and places that have contributed to our current understanding, most notably Wicken Fen where Nick has spent the last 30 years studying the Common Cuckoo and where Richard first met him.

Richard Nicoll said "Nick has been an inspiration to me ever since I first met him and I am thrilled to have some of my images included in this great book."

Prof. Nick Davies FRS on Wikipedia
Richard Nicoll wins Gold Medal at the 102nd Southampton International
10th March 2015
Richard Nicoll's image of a Short-eared Owl hovering above the dead grasses on Burwell Fen (part of the National Trust's Wicken Fen nature reserve) has been awarded the PSA Gold Medal for Best in Class at the 102nd Southampton International Exhibition of Photography 2015.



In addition an image of a male emperor dragonfly with a damaged eye was awarded an SCC Certificate.

Short-eared Owl image Commended at Clay Cross National Projected Image Exhibition 2015
26th February 2015
Richard Nicoll's images of a Short-eared Owl hovering above the dead grasses on Burwell Fen (part of the National Trust's Wicken Fen nature reserve) has been commended at the Clay Cross National Projected Image Exhibition 2015.

Richard Nicoll wins two awards at 68th Southport Annual Exhibition 2015
23rd February 2015
Richard Nicoll's images of a Short-eared Owl hovering above the dead grasses on Burwell Fen (part of the National Trust's Wicken Fen nature reserve) and a Cuckoo flying with a Caterpillar (also taken at Wicken Fen) have both been awarded PAGB Ribbons at the 68th Southport Annual Exhibition 2015.



Richard Nicoll wins Selector's Award at Solihull 2015
17th February 2015
Richard Nicoll's image of a Cuckoo flying with a caterpillar in its bill has been awarded a Selector's medal at the Solihull Open Exhibition 2015.

RPS Journal Publishes Short-eared Owl image
11th February 2015
The RPS Journal has published an image of a Short-eared Owl hovering alongside details of an RPS outing to Wicken Fen to be held on the 14th of February 2015.

Cuckoo image Highly Commended at Frome National 2014
01st December 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at Wicken Fen has been Highly Commended at the Frome Salon National Open Photography Exhibition 2014.

Richard Nicoll wins Gold Medal at 40th Smethwick International
26th November 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a Short-eared Owl hovering above the dead grasses on Burwell Fen (part of the National Trust's Wicken Fen nature reserve) has been awarded a Gold Medal at the 40th Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography 2014. In addition an image of a Cuckoo carrying a caterpillar (also taken at Wicken Fen) was Highly Commended.



Hen Harrier and Bearded Tit Images published in "News from the Fen"
14th November 2014
The National Trust's Wicken Fen have published images of a Hen Harrier coming into roost on Sedge Fen and a male Bearded Tit in the November 2014 issue of their newsletter "News from the Fen".