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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".

Richard Nicoll wins Bronze Medal at Yardley National 2014
27th October 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds has been awarded a Bronze medal in the Yardely Photographic Society's National Exhibition 2014. His image of a Great Crested Grebe with its chick was also Highly Commended.



Wildlife Trust's License images for 2015 Calendar & Christmas Card
16th October 2014
The Royal Society of Wildlife Trust's have licensed an image of a Marsh Harrier landing in a reedbed (taken at the National Trust's Wicken Fen reserve) for their 2015 Calendar (November) along with an image of a hare running in the snow for a Christmas card.



Richard Nicoll wins two awards at Shrewsbury National
09th October 2014
Richard Nicoll has won a Selector's Silver Medal for "Brown Hare running in the Snow" and a Highly Commended for "Common Cuckoo flying amongst reeds" at the Shrewsbury Open Photography Exhibition 2014.



Richard Nicoll wins Gold Medal and 3 other awards at Great Barr National
24th September 2014
Richard Nicoll's print of the Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at Wicken Fen has been awarded the PAGB Gold Medal at the Great Barr Open BPE Exhibition. Richard also won two Selector's awards, one for a print of a Cuckoo flying with a caterpillar and one for an image showing two Canada Geese fighting. A mono image of a Coot running on water was also commended.







Richard Nicoll to give talk at Ipswich & District Photographic Society on 2014-09-22
22nd September 2014
Richard is giving a talk titled "I never see anything at Wicken Fen..." exploring the wildlife found at this nationally important nature reserve and some of the techniques used to photograph it at Ipswich & District Photographic Society on Monday 22nd September 2014.

Richard Nicoll achieves BPE 3* Award
08th September 2014
Richard Nicoll has been awarded the British Photographic Exhibitions 3 Crown award after having 100 acceptances in British national photography exhibitions. Richard gained 32 awards including 11 medals three of which were PAGB Gold over the 100 acceptances.
Cambridge News prints Cuckoo & Hare Images
05th September 2014
Richard Nicoll's images of a Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at Wicken Fen and of a Hare running in the snow have been printed by the Cambridge News (printed on 2014-09-05) to help advertise the Ely Photographic Club annual exhibition held over the weekend.



Richard Nicoll to exhibit at Ely Photographic Club Annual Exhibition
30th August 2014
Come and see Richard's award winning photography and that of other talented local photographers at the Ely Photographic Club Annual Exhibition on Saturday the 6th & Sunday the 7th of September 10am and 4pm at the Cathedral Centre, Palace Green, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4EW. See http://www.centre.elycathedral.org/ for details of how to get there. Refreshments will be available.
Richard Nicoll wins four awards at the Beyond Group National Exhibition 2014
10th August 2014
Richard Nicoll has been awarded a Selector's Medal and won a further three Highly Commended awards at the Beyond Group 7th National Exhibition 2014. Liz Cutting chose the image "Brown Hare running in the Snow" for her Selector's award and "Cuckoo flying amongst Reeds", "Cuckoo flying with Caterpillar" and "Little Egret eating prawn" were all Highly Commended.