Garth Peacock
Last one for 2018

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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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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.