Garth Peacock
The first afternoon

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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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Tuesday 5th June 2018

On the reserve, there is, what is referred to as the drinking pool hide. Seemed rather strange to me as it is sited right next to a stream but food was put out to attract the birds. It is a two person hide with the usual glass front and in a wooded area.

We were collected from the hotel at around 3.30pm. By now, the sun was starting to show. Dappled light is not the easiest light to contend with but we made the best of it.

We were surprised just how many Cuckoos there were on the reserve and one made a rather distant appearance.

Unlike the UK, there were Tree Sparrows in abundance with one dropping in

and others following.

Under the drinking pool, there was a small family of Brown Rats that kept making rapid forays to collect the food.

and finally, what we were hoping for. A Grey-headed Woodpecker flew in. This is a species not found in the UK and a first for both of us.

Finally as it quietened down we were treated to a quick visit from a male Common Redstart in breeding plumage - quite a sight - but it did not perform well for the cameras.

Finally, we were collected from the hide at 7.30pm ready for dinner at 8.30pm and an early night.