Garth Peacock
Last week in not-so-many pictures.


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

Nothing exciting

Tuesday 17th October 2017

An update from the last few weeks

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Iceland - Day 8 - Monday 12th June 2017

Thursday 14th September 2017

A quick visit to Norfolk

Saturday 19th August 2017

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Monday 30th January 2017

Strange week it was. Ventured out just twice.

The first was to spend an afternoon at Cambridge Research park, Waterbeach, Cambs where a juvenile Glaucous Gull had been regularly seen, and an occasional Iceland Gull, amongst many other more common gulls. Arriving in good sunlight, the lake was mostly frozen with just four or five Black-headed Gulls present and one Breitling Replica Watches Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Eventually, a juvenile Herring gull flew in

and that was it. Not much to show for a couple of hours.

With light cloud forecast for Friday, I decided to visit The RSPB headquarters at The Lodge, Sandy, Bedforshire. I do not like photos on grey days involving water and there is a hide at The Lodge with foliage background that should make more interesting photos. Also, there were reports of Redpoll, Siskins and Bramblimgs visiting the feeders there.

Reports entirely erroneous. The only visitors were the usual common garden birds although a pale coloured Chaffinch was around. Someone thought it was leucistic but I think it is just pale plumage.

With no interesting visitors after a time, I started to take some photos to try to improve the quality of my portfolio as a case of boredome had set in.

A flock of Long-tailed Tits provided some entertainment

Regular visits from a Red-legged Partridge feeding on spilled seed under the feeders was the only real interest.

Three hours in the freezing weather was enough for one day. Hope next week improves.