Garth Peacock
Last one for 2018

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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

The Danube Delta - Day 4

Thursday 5th July 2018

The Danube Delta - Day 3

Wednesday 27th June 2018

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Tuesday 11th December 2018

Christmas seems to get earlier and earlier each year - or is it because I am getting older, it just seems like it!!! Anyway, with visiting relatives and preparing for the big event, I doubt that I will manage any more photos until the new year.

I have managed to get out a couple of times over the past week or so with a trip to Norfolk on the 4th. i was hoping for some better photos of the Twite on the old posts at Thornham and probably drinking and bathing in the large puddle in the car park. I parked the car in the prime position to shoot from it but after an hour or so there was no sign of them. I then noticed another photographer that I knew and he went straight to the posts where one appeared almost immediately. Sods law strikes again so I joined him but no further sign until they came to drink just near the car. All I managed was a few distant shots.

Later on, I noticed a Linnet perched on a stalk but into the sun - well backlit is the thing to do these days!!!

After that, contrary to the weather forecast, the clouds came in. Too dark for anything reasonable so I went home early.

Yesterday, I went to one of my localish reserves, Welney to see if the reported White-fronted Geese and Bean Geese were around. Unfortunately they had moved to the RSPB reserve at Ouse Washes where they are usually too distant to photograph so I drew a blank there. With the weather alternating between dark clouds and brightish sunshine, I concentrated on the local Pochard population, mostly male with just the odd female. Haven't photographed a Pochard for a couple of years so about time.

There was the usual group of Greylag Geese. I ignored them until they started to create a racket. A couple were fighting (or probably mating - difficult to know which) with others looking on creating the noise. It resembled a prize fight.

and then the victor decided to announce it's presence.

That's all for 2018. Lets look forward to some action in the new year.