Garth Peacock
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To end January 2020...

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That's the end of 2019 for me.

Friday 20th December 2019

Disaster strikes

Monday 2nd December 2019

It's still very hard work

Saturday 9th November 2019

A quiet month overall

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Week ending 11th October 2019

Friday 11th October 2019

A quiet week

Friday 4th October 2019

A week of mixed fortunes

Tuesday 1st October 2019

The final catch-up

Tuesday 10th September 2019

Post Romania

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Romania Day 7 - 14th June 2019

Saturday 17th August 2019

Romania Day 6 - 13th June 2019

Friday 16th August 2019

Romania Day 5 - 12th June 2019

Wednesday 24th July 2019

Romania Day 4 - 11th June 2019

Thursday 18th July 2019

Romania Day 3 - 10th June 2019

Tuesday 9th July 2019

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Monday 26th May 2014

The last four weeks have been rather uneventful as far as bird photography is concerned, hence the lack of postings.

My wife and I had a weeks holiday in Cyprus, an island that we know well as we used to have an apartment there but we have not visited it for 6 years. We were not sure how the recession had affected it and didn't want to be disappointed. However, all was well except for very poor weather when we arrived for the first couple of days. Although this was not a birding holiday, I managed to pack my 7D and the 70-200 lense with converters, all for nothing as there were few birds around anyway. The only photo worth keeping was of a Crested Lark at Cape Drepano, always in the past a great place for birds - not this year!!!

Things have been very busy on the home front but I have managed to get out a couple of times to my local reserve, Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB. usually not worth the bother but there were some opportunities of close shots from the car, these were taken 13th May 2014.

Another visit 22nd May 2014 and this time, on a partially flooded field off the access road, there were further opportunities of close shots of a pair of Shovelers from the car.

And the highlight was a set off between a Lapwing defending it's territory from a Canada Goose.

And also just off the access road, two Mute Swans were fighting hard for half-an-hour or so over a disinterested female.

So nothing to really set the taste buds going - and I haven't even mentioned the day long trip to the Suffolk coast where I didn't manage one keeper!!!

Fingers crossed for an improvement.