Mike Langman

Bird Illustrator, Guide, Speaker

Welcome to Mike Langman Art

Full time bird illustrator since 1992

With an impressive catalogue of 88 published books featuring his artwork, Mike is also commissioned to illustrate for numerous national magazines.

His work regularly appears in birdwatching magazines, BBC Wildlife and Countryfile Magazines.

Information board work can be seen all over the UK at virtually every RSPB reserve and many Wildlife Trust sites too.

A birder since the age of 11 Mike’s knowledge of birds and indeed other natural history has made him a popular walks/tour guide leader and speaker.

Kingfisher, Clennon Lakes
Kingfisher, Clennon Lakes

Summer, Autumn & winter walks, watches and cruises 

 

now taking bookings

 

NEW – Gift Vouchers

Redeemable on walks, cruises or private tours for an amount of your choice Contact Mike for more information.

 

 

Reports on previous walks and cruises and be found on my Facebook site:                           

Summary of days here:  Facebook site

 

Also reports, photos and news on (click link):  X (formerly Twitter)

 

 

Just uploaded –  2024 Guided Walks and Guided Cruises

 

 

Please note this year I’ve given a whole new page to Guided Cruises: https://mikelangman.co.uk/guided-cruises/ 

separating them from the Guided Walks:  https://mikelangman.co.uk/walks/   

            
Spaces on all of my walks and cruises are limited – booking is essential.

 

Contact Mike for more information or to book a place.

 

 

 

 

 

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After dropping Tanya and her swimming team off at Millfield school for a swim meet, I spent a day out on the Somerset Marshes with a birding friend. What a day highlights included the North American Green Winged Teal, the Russian Baikal Teal (a new bird for me), 4 Cranes, Great White Egrets at Grey Lake. Then on to Ham Walls and Shapwick Heath marshes: over the100 Cattle Egrets, 4 Glossy ibis, 2 Icelandic Whooper Swans, 4 North American Ring-necked Ducks, Peregrine Falcon, Bitterns Booming, more Marsh Harriers than I've ever seen in the SW of England and a bonus Otter Too!Some sketches of the Baikal Teal below, such a pretty little bird, and so glad I made the effort to see it. ... See MoreSee Less
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The disappointing cancellation of yesterday’s walk at Yarner Woods due to a horrible weather forecast made the drive to Yarner in rain (despite a good forecast) a little annoying today!However the rain had stopped by the time the group had gathered at 08.30am. Song Thrush song echoed through the woods as we entered Yarner. Robins, Wrens and Coal Tit were busy singing too. A stroll up to the reservoir hide and a bit of searching eventually located a Mandarin Duck tucked under some gorse on the edge of the reservoir. despite its colourful plumage it was very difficult to see!Walking along the ridge, past the heath, and down to the bird hide birds noted included Siskin, Buzzard, Long-tailed Tit and Goldcrest. Eventually our first Woodpecker was heard drumming in the distance - a Great Spotted Woodpecker.The feeding station outside the hide produced our target Marsh Tit plus Siskin, Nuthatch, Coal, Blue, Great and long-tailed Tits. Around the car park a pair of Grey Wagtails were feeding, calling and displaying.Moving back up through the woods several Goldcrest were busy interacting with each other - one of the males in full display with fiery orange crest raised. A couple of birders coming down the path informed us a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was on show further up the reserve. A fast march to the top was unsuccessful as the bird had moved off seconds before we arrived! A flock of Lesser Redpolls flew into some birch trees and started feeding in their typical acrobatic manor and a Mistle Thrush flew past rattling like a machine gun.It was time to start looking for birds of prey, some blue sky and occasional sunshine would surely entice some soaring.. A short stroll to look over the heath while keeping our eyes to the sky produced little but did add a Stonechat to the day list. Settling down in fold up chairs and hot coffees we watched the sky. Plenty of Buzzards were up then a very distant Goshawk that not everyone saw. 10 minutes more of scrutinising every bird of prey paid off when Gary spotted a much closer long tailed bird of prey, not a Sparrowhawk, it was another fine Goshawk. This time everyone could see it well through binoculars. Was luck running with us, the suggestion of another try for the Woodpeckers was gratefully accepted. Almost as soon as we arrived in the woods the ke-ke-ke call of a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was heard. It was soon located high up in the trees but eventually showed well, finally flying back over the path and down into the woods.In the end a very successful mornings walk. ... See MoreSee Less
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What a fantastic team effort - we've (Friends of Clennon Lakes) been going for 8 years now. So much achieved for wildlife and visitors, but still lots more to do. The more volunteers we have the more that can be achieved. Thanks to all the volunteers that come out every month to support the volunteer work parties and those that do so much preparing, planning, applying for funding attending meetings - without you all we'd be struggling! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Feb/March issue of englishrivieramagazine.co.uk features my article, photos and artwork telling, part of, the story about the ‘Brixham Penguin’ aka Guillemot. Well as much as you can in 900 words! . Join me on my guided Tor Bay cruise on Friday 9th February (departing Brixham at 9am - booking essential) to learn more details here: mikelangman.co.uk/guided-cruises/ English Riviera Days OutEnglish Riviera UNESCO Global GeoparkEnglish Riviera MagazineSpotted BrixhamSpotted PaigntonKellys Hero Charters ... See MoreSee Less
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Could you spare a few hours? As a small Charity we need some help doing all we do. #greyseal #commonseal #sealidentification #volunteer #volunteerworker #photography #sealsurvey #coastalphotography #marinelife #mareinelifephotography #rivierageopark #sealprojectuk #charity #ukcharity #shareyourskills #lovewhatyoudo #southdevon #southhams #Torbay If you've already reached out, please remind me 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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