Garth Peacock
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A quiet month overall

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Week ending 11th October 2019

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A quiet week

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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

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Friday 16th August 2019

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Wednesday 24th July 2019

Romania Day 4 - 11th June 2019

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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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Friday 4th October 2019

With unsettled weather at the beginning and end of this week, the only day worth venturing forth was Wednesday with sunshine and a light northerly breeze forecast. High tides were predicted for the Norfolk coast so I thought that could be interesting, despite drawing a blank the last time.

It did not start well. The coast road was closed at Holme and a diversion took me to Brancaster so I thought I would start at the harbour at Brancaster Staithe. Not a good idea as the tide was so high it covered the car park. So the only place to go was Titchwell RSPB and that was not inspiring. Water levels in the scrapes were good but only a few Teal were close enough for a photo and, with loads of photos of that species, it was a case of waiting for something to happen. Eventually, a female flew in.

With nothing else around, I walked to the beach where there was quite swell being whipped up by the strong northerly wind so, trying to get something different, I waited for flypasts over the surf. First the usual Herring Gull.

and a Curlew

and finally, a small squadron of Brent Geese, clipping the waves to keep out of the wind.

The afternoon produced nothing of interest and that was the result of the activities for the week - and this is supposed to be migration time!!!