Garth Peacock
Week ending 11th May 2018

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It's not getting any easier

Saturday 6th October 2018

A stormy week

Sunday 23rd September 2018

It's all still very hard work

Sunday 16th September 2018

Bits and bobs over the last 10 days

Sunday 9th September 2018

Another update

Monday 27th August 2018

About time for an update.

Friday 10th August 2018

Bitterns and a Hobby

Tuesday 17th July 2018

The Danube Delta - Day 5

Wednesday 11th July 2018

The Danube Delta - Day 4

Thursday 5th July 2018

The Danube Delta - Day 3

Wednesday 27th June 2018

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

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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.