Garth Peacock
Ultima Frontiera - the action commences.


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

It's all still very hard work

Wednesday 17th October 2018

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

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Monday 4th June 2018

So it was in the vehicle at 5.00am for a 15 minute drive to the first hide. It accomodated all 6 of us with a toilet of sorts. We had to arrive around dawn as one of the target species, White-tailed Eagle, would not perform if we were seen. The bait was two large fishes that were anchored down and then it was time to wait for developments.

Weather was cloudy with the odd shower, but warm - rising to lower 20's centigrade.

The usual Hooded Crows soon came in.

arguing over the food.

Settling down, another of the target species, Golden Jackal, quickly made a cautious appearance. This is an African species that is beginning to colonise Europe. In fact our Danish members said that the odd one had been reported in Denmark.

and then we were checked out by a Raven, a naturally very wary species.

with up to five Golden Jackals arriving.

The sole Raven soon became a pair

with displaying activity.

One White-tailed Eagle was watching proceedings from a tree top about a kilometere away but eventually flew in.

It was an immature bird and tried to feed from a fish located in the top of a tree stump

but not entirely successfully as it was severly harrassed by by the Hooded Crows and the Ravens.

After a couple of hours of frenzied activity, things quietened down. In the distance a couple of Marsh Harriers were patrolling the reedbeds and one came close enough for a photo.

Finally, we were collected at around 11.00 am to return to the hotel, lunch, downloading and a rest before the afternoon session.

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