Garth Peacock
The good and the not so good


The Danube Delta - Day 2

Friday 15th June 2018

The first afternoon

Tuesday 5th June 2018

A long journey to......

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Week ending 11th May 2018

Thursday 17th May 2018

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

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Tuesday 8th November 2016

On 28th October, I wanted some excercise and decided to visit Burwell Fen, Cambridgeshire for a walk-about. Having heavy glass is fine for photography but can be rather restrictive when you just want to get out and not be loaded down. So I took just the new 100-400 mk2 lens and the 7Dmk2 camera.

By the time I had arrived, the sun had disappeared and it was quite heavy cloud. Rolex Submariner replica Taking the path across the fen, a male Stonechat popped up in front of me, allowing a couple of shots.

The light was really quite poor and then a couple of Short-eared Owls made an appearance. This really tested the camera-lens combination and most images were trashed immediately but one stood out as a keeper - at ISO3600.

On 3rd November, I decided to visit Grafham Water. I had been there for a while and, despite no reports of anything in the past couple of days thought it worth a try. There  is a newish hide there and the idea of taking it easy, sitting in the hide for two or three hours appealed to me.

Arriving, I get up in the corner and then scanned the bird reserve area in Littless Creek. Bingo. A pair of Bewick's Swans were feeding - rather distant so I made for the old hide which would have been closer - but it had been demolished since my last visit. However, it had been replaced by a screen which helped to disguise me.

Patience was the order of the day. Better Bewick's Swan shots were high on my list of targets for this winter and I was not going to pass this opportunity.

Returning to the hide, I spent some time with a pair of Goldeneye.

And even a Tufted Duck got into the act, firstly by striking this pose that it maintained for several minutes.

and then surfacing with this

which it played with for several minutes. Still not sure what it was rolex replica - probably a stone - but stange behaviour never-the-less.

Then the whole scene was disturbed a two fishermen that drove their boat straight into the reserve area, putting everything to flight. Despite them being seen off by the warden in another boat, the damage had been done for the day. I always thought that fishermen were very wild-life friendly but I suppose there are the odd exceptions.