Garth Peacock
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Could be the last one for a while.

Wednesday 18th March 2020

We are into March already

Monday 9th March 2020

Wednesday 12th February 2020

Thursday 20th February 2020

Slimbridge WWT Gloucestershire

Wednesday 19th February 2020

To end January 2020...

Thursday 30th January 2020

That's the end of 2019 for me.

Friday 20th December 2019

Disaster strikes

Monday 2nd December 2019

It's still very hard work

Saturday 9th November 2019

A quiet month overall

Saturday 2nd November 2019

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

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Wednesday 18th March 2020

NOTICE. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS WEBSITE IS BEING ATTACKED BY SOME IDIOT FLOGGING FAKE WATCHES AND HANDBAGS ETC. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME - IT IS A TOTAL SCAM SO PLEASE IGNORE ANY ADVERTS THAT ARE NOT BIRDS OR PHOTOGRAPHY. I REMOVE THEM AS SOON AS I FIND THEM.

Now back to business.

Just another couple of trips to test the new camera before the expected close down due to the Coronavirus.

Wednesday 11th March - a trip to Norfolk, firstly to try out the new camera on the Fulmars at Hunstanton Cliffs. They fly very fast and even faster with a strong wind to push them along. After a few dodgy attempts, i finally managed to get decent shots with the 1 DX MK2, and the 500 lens hand held.

and even holding focus on one heading straight for the camera - amazing.

Then over to Wells-next-the-Sea for the juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard - it never came close.

No more photo opportunities after that either.

Final trip was to Welney WT, just over the border in Norfolk. Weather was supposed to be sunny - it wasn't - heavy cloud that did not clear so I was home by lunchtime.

The washes were full so few birds in front of the observatory hides. Only birds of interest were on the feeders - Tree Sparrows - so I indulged myself with them.

Now the real frustration - can I get out again within the next few weeks of close-down?