Garth Peacock
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Thursday 7th August 2014

As photographers, we plan projects and trips out, some haphazrdly, some in meticulous detail. Me, somewhere in between although it is rare that I venture forth with camera these days without having something concrete in mind.

Last Monday, 4th August was unusual as I had the the whole day booked out with non-birding activities but a last minute cancellation of the afternoon's appointments left me at a loose end. So I grabbed the gear and drove to Titchwell RSPB with the faint hope of seeing the Spotted Crake.

Arriving at 3.30pm, it had not been seen since mid morning and a two hour wait was fruitless. The weather was sunnyish and calm so I took few images of common stuff such as Shelduck in eclipse plumage.

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and then a surprise - in the reeds, a Chinese Water Deer made a brief appearance -  a very pleasing first for me.

Then at around 6.00pm, the Spotted Crake put in an appearance and stayed on show for around 45 minutes. Hundreds of images later it ws difficult to sort out the best but here are three.

These images were taken from the path so I then went into the hide to see if there were any images possible in the calm conditions and the setting sun.



Black-tailed Godwit

Spotted Redshank

and finally a Greylag Goose - yes I know it's only a Greylag but the setting sun made a decent image, I think.

Overall, a very satisfting unplanned trip.

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