No need to travel halfway around the globe to spot iconic wildlife – it's right here on our doorstep in the UK and Steve Wright, keen amateur naturalist, travels from the Isle of Man to Norfolk, to the Orkneys and everywhere in-between on his various short holiday expeditions, clutching his specific wildlife wish-list for each trip.
The result is an inspiring and engaging diary of his personal encounters with white-tailed eagles, otters, bottlenose dolphins, fulmars, puffins, osprey, sand lizards, and even red-necked wallabies. And the characters he meets on the way. He hears snipe drumming, watches a shrew in Wales, admires pilot whales off Lewis.
Steve's wildlife travel diaries give excellent practical tips, such as bird-hide etiquette, how to identify birds on the wing, and how to consult local wildlife rangers about what might be spotted on each outing and where to find that species.
But most importantly his highly-readable wildlife travels are a call to others to book themselves into pubs and small hotels the length and breadth of Britain and follow his example, for a series of fun British wildlife safaris.
Steve Wright has a first-class honours history degree and extensive wildlife knowledge from being a part-time professional tour guide and filmmaker. He worked in the finance sector for 25 years but he now lives on the Isle of Man and works as the Tynwald Seneschal in the local parliament.
He has travelled across many countries including Iceland, Japan, and Australia and crossed the length of the USA by greyhound.