Garth Peacock
It's all still very hard work

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Romania Day 4 - 11th June 2019

Thursday 18th July 2019

Romania Day 3

Tuesday 9th July 2019

Romania Day2

Monday 24th June 2019

Romania Day1

Friday 21st June 2019

Great Grey Shrike and others

Thursday 6th June 2019

The last ten days or so

Sunday 26th May 2019

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

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Sunday 16th September 2018

Last week was one of mixed fortunes but still very hard work and lots of luck needed to achieve anything to post on this website.

On Monday 10th September, I visited Lackford Lakes Suffolk hoping for some decent shots of Green Sandpiper and Kingfisher. There was no water at all where the Green Sandpipers usually feed and the Kingfisher refused to play ball so no photos at all for the day.

On Wednesday 12th, I decided to make a quick visit to Fen Drayton Lakes. A week ago, I spent a very enjoyable hour or so photographing House Sparrows busily feeding on a blackberry bush. They were still there so I could not resist another session.

Nearby, I noticed a Yellowhammer sitting on a branch minding it's own business. It allowed me a close approach in the car. and that was it.

The next day, I travelled south east to Landguard Suffolk as a rarish bird, a Wryneck was on show. Wryneck is a member of the woodpecker family and only visits the UK on migration. It is a ground feeder with ants in particular on the menu.

Now I do not go on twitches - too many people and an inability to get close to the subject to get decent images. The bird - in fact there were two - had been there for nearly a week so I thought it would be quiet with the initial rush over. No such luck. A semi-circle of birders and photographers with the bird showing occasionally and too distant for anything to shout about.

The same story with another couple of species - a Whinchat and a Lesser Whitethroat

However, there was another migrant, a Wheatear, that proved to be particularly co-operative allowing a very close approach.

So not a particularly good week. As I said at the top of this blog - hard work!!!