Garth Peacock
A week of mixed fortunes

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It's still very hard work

Saturday 9th November 2019

A quiet month overall

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Week ending 11th October 2019

Friday 11th October 2019

A quiet week

Friday 4th October 2019

A week of mixed fortunes

Tuesday 1st October 2019

The final catch-up

Tuesday 10th September 2019

Post Romania

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Romania Day 7 - 14th June 2019

Saturday 17th August 2019

Romania Day 6 - 13th June 2019

Friday 16th August 2019

Romania Day 5 - 12th June 2019

Wednesday 24th July 2019

Romania Day 4 - 11th June 2019

Thursday 18th July 2019

Romania Day 3 - 10th June 2019

Tuesday 9th July 2019

Romania Day 2 - 9th June 2019

Monday 24th June 2019

Romania Day1 - 8th June 2019

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

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Tuesday 1st October 2019

Most of my usual local haunts have either dried out, or have very low water levels, due to the dry weather in this part of the world. Not an easy time for wildlife photography.

The WWT reserve at Welney still has reasonable water levels so, on Monday, I headed in that direction. After spending a good part of the day there, I returned home with nothing worth keeping.

So, on Friday, I visited the SWT reserve at Lackford Lakes, renowned for it's Kingfishers. Arriving just after 9.00am, there was nothing from the double decker hide so I went to reed hide to find it very busy with mainly photogrpahers waiting for a Kingfisher to appear. Finding a seat, it was not too long before one arrived but just sat on a perch, doing very little except look pretty.

After that bird moved on, it was a case of filling in with other subjects on the small lagoon in front of the hide. First a female Teal bathing,

and then a fishing Grey Heron with a very nice reflection.

After several more visits from the Kingfisher population, I finally managed one that caught something - I think it is a Water Boatman, firstly bashing it against the perch to kill it

before eating it.

It then started to rain, with a somewhat wet Kingfisher

before the action stopped and I moved on but with nothing else of interest, it was home time.