Garth Peacock
Week ending 11th May 2018

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Good weather at last

Friday 17th May 2019

5 days of not a lot

Saturday 4th May 2019

Week ending 26th April 2019

Monday 29th April 2019

The last couple of weeks or so

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Wales - Day 5

Monday 15th April 2019

Wales - Day4

Thursday 11th April 2019

North Wales - Day 3

Tuesday 9th April 2019

North Wales - Day 1 and 2

Sunday 7th April 2019

March so Far

Wednesday 13th March 2019

The last seven days

Monday 18th February 2019

The last two weeks of January

Wednesday 6th February 2019

Wildfowl Week

Monday 21st January 2019

Slim pickings for a month.

Monday 14th January 2019

Last one for 2018

Tuesday 11th December 2018

A week to remember

Monday 3rd December 2018

A couple of trips to norfolk

Friday 16th November 2018

Deer and more Deer

Thursday 15th November 2018

Some activity at last.

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Welney Widlife Trust Norfolk

Monday 22nd October 2018

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Thursday 17th May 2018

Due to my recurring knee injury, I was rather limited to places where there was limited walking involved. On Tuesday, I did venture out to an area that I will keep undisclosed at present. There are breeding Marsh Harriers there so we wish to avoid excessive disturbance. I did manage a few shots of the male attending to the nest that made the trip worthwhile.

On friday, I went to North Norfolk. following my usual route from West to East but it was only on the reverse trip in the afternoon did anything of interest occur. At Brancaster Staithe harbour, it is possible to park the car close to the water to use it as a blind and there is a pool that is used by various birds to bathe. A Sandwich Tern, a recent summer migrant, was flying around and eventually settled on the pool.

Although rather more distant than was ideal, I was pleased with these as I had few photos of the species.

Several Turnstones in bright summer plumage were feeding on the water line, one unearthing a crab.

There were several Herring Gulls about. I have so many images of this common bird that I had decided to ignore them - and sods law they decided to do something interesting. A female was making up to a male close by, much to the disgust of her partner who screamed in annoyance, called her over and proceeded to disgorge some food from his crop as a peace offering.

Surprisingly, it worked as they flew off together.

Next on to the RSPB reserve at Titchwell. Surprisingly quiet for a sunny day. I made it to the first hide and sat and waited. Another recent summer migrant, Common Terns were feeding in front of the hide.

One was perched on a post in the water, only to be disturbed by another.

Whether it was trying to mate, I am not sure but it had a funny way of going about it.

A quick fly-by of something and I suddenly realised that it was a Little Gull - uncommon rather than rare but worth a shot as it flw past.

After that, it became overcast so I headed home.