Garth Peacock
A windy day with not much to show for it

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Friday 14th July 2017

A break from Paperwork

Saturday 8th July 2017

May Summarised

Wednesday 31st May 2017

Another Norfolk trip

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Minsmere RSPB Suffolk

Tuesday 4th April 2017

The UK's most easterly point

Tuesday 28th February 2017

Fortunes improved - finally

Tuesday 21st February 2017

Last week in not-so-many pictures.

Monday 30th January 2017

My first day out in 2017

Thursday 26th January 2017

Locally based for a couple of weeks

Friday 23rd December 2016

Last weeks events

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

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Wednesday 10th August 2016

I  regret that my photo editing and blog updates are rather in arrears at present due Cartier replica to the serious illness of a family member so it is only now that I have been able to post the images from a trip to Norfolk last Wednesday 3rd August.

A friend and I were desperate to get out and, with the forecast a sunny breezy day, we decided to go to RSPB Snettisham for the first time for ages - and certainly since it was wrecked by the tidal surge in December 2013. Well, the long walk to the reserve is a distinct downer, especially for a pair of aging legs.

Arriving, the first thing we noticed was the wind - gale force south-westerly- even audemars piguet replica difficult to stand up in on the sea wall so we dropped down to the sheltered lagoon side of the sea wall. The first thing we saw was a lone Dunlin - approachable so probably a juvenile.

and with nothing else of interest on view, we concentrated on the Common Terns around the raft in front of the hide.

An adult started to viciously attack a juvenile that did not retaliate although it appeared that no damage was done.

With nothing more to show for our long walk in the gale, we returned to the car and headed for Titchwell, calling in on the hilltip cafe at Hunstanton cliffs for lunch.

The first hide was devoid of anything of interest - the water level was too low and what birds there were were too distant. A short trip to the beach - it was blowing a sandstorm by then, so we made for Parrinder Hide where the lagoon in front of the hide was covered with birds - although the usual common ones - Black-tailed Godwit

Redshank

Avocet - several juveniles around

Shelduck

and the odd Ruff

Nothing else of interest and with the gale still blowing, we decided to give up and go home.