Garth Peacock
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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 4th October 2017

At last, after finally completing the editing of the photos from my Iceland trip, I have been able to catch up on the editing of images from several more local and recent visits. I have found that the RSPB reserve at Frampton Marsh, Lincolnshire has been rather rewarding during the past five or six weeks.

The first visit during this time was 24th August that was deathly quiet during the morning with the action starting early afternoon with a pair of Reshanks really going at it.

This went on for over 10 minutes before one flew off defeated.

Shortly after, a Common Sandpiper appeared

with a rarish Pectoral Sandpiper giving a decent display.

A juvenile Sparrowhawk upset everything but landed for a brief period in front of the hide.

but the Spoonbill stayed distant.

The following week, I visited north Norfolk but little of interest except for a lone Bar-tailed Godwit at Thornham, moulting into winter plumage

and some flying around the beach at Titchwell

So the following week, on 12th September, I revisited Frampton Marsh but rather disappointing except for a Great White Egret showing and feeding well.

and even showin the difference between it and a Little Egret

and eventhe Little Egret getting in on the act.

The following week, I went with a friend to Hornchurch, Greater London where a Spotted Crake had been reported but several hours  of patiently waiting proved rather fruitless as it did not come out into the open, despite the excellent weather.

So back to Frampton Marsh again where some excellent close shots of a Spoonbill had been taken, but sadly, it did not appear for me at all. In fact the morning in the East Hide was very quiet except for a Grey Heron flying in

until later on when a Little Stint suddenly made an appearance, followed by three more, all feeding in front of the hide.

and followed by a juvenile Ringed Plover

but by then the sun had moved round and with nothing at the other hide, I went home early.

To finish this blog, last week I went to north Norfolk again wth precious little to show for the visit except for a Spotted Redshank at Thornham harbour that was surprisingly co-operative.

That brings me up-to-date. A mixed bag with some sucesses and some disappointments, but that is wildlife. Hope you have enjoyed the last few posts which have only included just a few of the photos taken. More in the Recent Additions section of this website.