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

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Local trips.

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Scotland - the last three days

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Scotland day 6

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Scotland - Day 5 - A mammal day

Friday 13th April 2018

Scotland - Days 3 & 4

Thursday 12th April 2018

Scotland - Day2

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Scotland - Day 1

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Catch-up time on nothing much.

Monday 12th March 2018

A trip to Northamptonshire

Tuesday 27th February 2018

What a delightful surprise

Monday 5th February 2018

What a week it wasn't

Sunday 4th February 2018

Week ending 19th January 2018

Monday 22nd January 2018

First outing of 2018

Monday 8th January 2018

A snowy start to the week.

Saturday 16th December 2017

Sucesses and failures in equal measure

Wednesday 13th December 2017

A morning of common birds

Sunday 26th November 2017

Wicken Fen Cambridgeshire

Tuesday 21st November 2017

The past ten days.

Thursday 16th November 2017

Birdguides Photo of the Week

Wednesday 8th November 2017

A week in pictures

Friday 3rd November 2017

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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.