Garth Peacock
Blog Archive

Tanzania - Day 1 - Arusha

Monday 13th May 2024

Spring Tide at RSPB Snettisham

Saturday 13th April 2024

Things didn't go to plan

Friday 5th April 2024

Fowlmere RSPB Cambs

Wednesday 20th March 2024

Another trip to Norfolk

Tuesday 12th March 2024

Frampton Marsh (again)

Tuesday 5th March 2024

Snettisham RSPB

Tuesday 20th February 2024

A new destination for me

Monday 5th February 2024

A change of plan

Tuesday 30th January 2024

Three hours at Grafham Water

Monday 22nd January 2024

A strange week overall.

Friday 19th January 2024

Norfolk Coast

Tuesday 16th January 2024

New Year - where to go?

Monday 8th January 2024

Coton Cambridgeshire

Wednesday 20th December 2023

Back to Burwell Fen

Saturday 9th December 2023

Short-eared Owls

Monday 4th December 2023

Back to Grafham Water

Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Grafham Water

Thursday 16th November 2023

Fishers Green Essex

Wednesday 15th November 2023

A day in north Norfolk

Monday 13th November 2023

A flooded Welney

Sunday 12th November 2023

A day locally.

Thursday 2nd November 2023

Family cruise on the Western Mediterranean

Thursday 12th October 2023

Another visit to Frampton Marsh

Monday 25th September 2023

Frampton Marsh RSPB

Friday 8th September 2023

Gran Canaria - Maspalomas

Thursday 31st August 2023

Gran Canaria - Visit to La Charca

Thursday 24th August 2023

Frampton Marsh RSPB

Saturday 29th July 2023

Swallows and House Martins

Saturday 22nd July 2023

A sudden appearance of House Sparrows

Wednesday 19th July 2023

An evening with some Tawny Owls

Tuesday 18th July 2023

Scotland and East Yorkshire Day 6

Friday 14th July 2023

Scotland and East Yorkshire Day 5

Wednesday 12th July 2023

Scotland and East Yorkshire Day 4

Tuesday 4th July 2023

Scotland and East Yorkshire Day 2

Sunday 2nd July 2023

Scotland and East Yorkshire Day1

Friday 30th June 2023

North Norfolk

Tuesday 6th June 2023

Dernford Reservoir Cambridgeshire

Monday 5th June 2023

Frampton Marsh RSPB

Saturday 3rd June 2023

Hungary Day 101- Hortobagy

Thursday 1st June 2023

Hungary Day 9 - Hortobagy

Wednesday 31st May 2023

Hungary Day 8 - Hortobagy

Saturday 27th May 2023

Hungary Day 7 - Hortobagy

Friday 19th May 2023

Hungary Day 6 - Hortobagy

Tuesday 16th May 2023

Hungary Day 5 - Hortobagy

Friday 12th May 2023

Hungary Day 3 - Zemplen Hills

Tuesday 2nd May 2023

Hungary Day 2 - Zemplen Hills

Monday 1st May 2023

Hungary Day1 - Central Hungary

Friday 28th April 2023

A quick couple of hours or so

Friday 7th April 2023

The Brecks Suffolk

Saturday 1st April 2023

Back in business

Friday 31st March 2023

Problems to be sorted out

Thursday 19th January 2023

First trip of the New Year

Saturday 7th January 2023

Garden Birds

Saturday 17th December 2022

A surprisingly good morning

Monday 12th December 2022

Another trip to Welney WWT

Saturday 3rd December 2022

A day in a woodland hide

Tuesday 29th November 2022

Making the best of things

Tuesday 15th November 2022

Where have all the interesting birds gone?

Wednesday 9th November 2022

The Three L's

Sunday 23rd October 2022

Still hard work

Monday 17th October 2022

An up-date

Friday 7th October 2022

Home and away

Saturday 17th September 2022

A day of two halves

Friday 9th September 2022

Holiday Time

Wednesday 24th August 2022

My experience of 'twitching'.

Sunday 14th August 2022

Frampton Marsh - yet again

Friday 12th August 2022

Night-time photography

Thursday 11th August 2022

Home Patch

Thursday 28th July 2022

North Norfolk

Wednesday 13th July 2022

Wales Day 4

Friday 1st July 2022

Wales - Day 3

Sunday 26th June 2022

Wales - Day 2

Friday 24th June 2022

Wales - Day 1

Friday 17th June 2022

Some new garden visitors

Monday 13th June 2022


Friday 20th May 2022

A more interesting week.

Monday 16th May 2022

Not much to report

Monday 2nd May 2022

Frampton Marsh RSPB - again

Wednesday 20th April 2022

Cley Marshes NWT Norfolk

Thursday 31st March 2022

A trip to the Brecks

Tuesday 15th March 2022

A lifer

Monday 28th February 2022

Back to the Norfolk coast

Friday 18th February 2022

West Suffolk for a change

Thursday 17th February 2022

Failure followed by success.

Saturday 5th February 2022

What a week for good weather.

Saturday 22nd January 2022

The beginning of a new year

Friday 14th January 2022

Final post for 2021

Friday 31st December 2021

Lakenheath Fen RSPB Suffolk

Monday 13th December 2021

Still testing the Canon R5

Monday 6th December 2021

Nothing to report

Tuesday 30th November 2021

Further testing of the Canon R5

Monday 8th November 2021

Test driving the Canon R5

Wednesday 3rd November 2021

No photos

Sunday 24th October 2021

Two Norfolk Reserves

Saturday 9th October 2021

Two weeks of - well - not very much

Thursday 23rd September 2021

September to date.

Friday 10th September 2021

A brief conversation about photography

Friday 20th August 2021

Back again

Wednesday 18th August 2021

Not everything goes to plan

Tuesday 13th July 2021

East Yorkshire Day 4

Sunday 11th July 2021

East Yorkshire Day 3

Saturday 10th July 2021

East Yorkshire Day 2

Friday 9th July 2021

East Yorkshire Day 1

Thursday 8th July 2021

A different experience

Monday 7th June 2021

Interesting times

Tuesday 25th May 2021

The last 10 days or so

Monday 10th May 2021

Something different at last

Friday 30th April 2021

March/April update

Tuesday 6th April 2021

Remembering the highlights

Monday 22nd March 2021

Three weeks of not very much!!!

Saturday 6th March 2021

Minor successes despite Covid

Tuesday 16th February 2021

Desperation strikes

Monday 8th February 2021

Keeping sane during lockdown

Thursday 28th January 2021

2020 - Out with a bang

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

The last month of 2020 - about time too!!!

Thursday 10th December 2020

Another month concluded

Monday 30th November 2020

Another lockdown!!!!

Monday 9th November 2020

What a week - NOT!!!

Thursday 29th October 2020

A couple of weeks to catch up on

Monday 26th October 2020

Mixed fortunes

Saturday 26th September 2020

A week in pictures

Tuesday 8th September 2020

The last few days of August

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Recognition at last!!!

Wednesday 19th August 2020

A couple of trips worth commenting on

Tuesday 18th August 2020

The last couple of weeks

Monday 27th July 2020

A disappointing day.

Monday 6th July 2020

Another week goes by!!!

Monday 1st June 2020

Just one visit during this week

Sunday 24th May 2020

Lockdown continues.

Saturday 16th May 2020

April lockdown

Thursday 30th April 2020

Local bird photography

Monday 20th April 2020


Friday 3rd April 2020

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

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

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 couple of weeks of February

Sunday 3rd 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

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 - a busy final day

Saturday 14th 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

The Danube Delta - Day 2

Friday 15th June 2018

The first afternoon

Tuesday 5th June 2018

A long journey to......

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Week ending 11th May 2018

Thursday 17th May 2018

The last few days - local trips.

Monday 7th May 2018

Local trips.

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Scotland - the last three days

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Scotland day 6

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Scotland - Day 5 - A mammal day

Friday 13th April 2018

Scotland - Days 3 & 4

Thursday 12th April 2018

Scotland - Day2

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Scotland - Day 1

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Catch-up time on nothing much.

Monday 12th March 2018

A trip to Northamptonshire

Tuesday 27th February 2018

What a delightful surprise

Monday 5th February 2018

What a week it wasn't

Sunday 4th February 2018

Week ending 19th January 2018

Monday 22nd January 2018

First outing of 2018

Monday 8th January 2018

A snowy start to the week.

Saturday 16th December 2017

Sucesses and failures in equal measure

Wednesday 13th December 2017

A morning of common birds

Sunday 26th November 2017

Wicken Fen Cambridgeshire

Tuesday 21st November 2017

The past ten days.

Thursday 16th November 2017

Birdguides Photo of the Week

Wednesday 8th November 2017

A week in pictures

Friday 3rd November 2017

Nothing exciting

Tuesday 17th October 2017

An update from the last few weeks

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Iceland - Day 11 - Thursday 15th June 2017

Tuesday 26th September 2017

Iceland - Day 10 - Wednesday 14th June 2017

Monday 25th September 2017

Iceland - Day 9 - Tuesday 13th June 2017

Monday 18th September 2017

Iceland - Day 8 - Monday 12th June 2017

Thursday 14th September 2017

Iceland - Day 7 - Sunday 11th June 2017

Monday 4th September 2017

Iceland - Day 6 - Saturday 10th June 2017

Saturday 2nd September 2017

A quick visit to Norfolk

Saturday 19th August 2017

Iceland - Day 5 - Friday 9th June 2017

Tuesday 1st August 2017

It's the start of the wader season

Friday 28th July 2017

Back to Norfolk

Friday 14th July 2017

A break from Paperwork

Saturday 8th July 2017

May Summarised

Wednesday 31st May 2017

Another Norfolk trip

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Minsmere RSPB Suffolk

Tuesday 4th April 2017

Two visits to West Norfolk in one week

Wednesday 29th March 2017

The UK's most easterly point

Tuesday 28th February 2017

Fortunes improved - finally

Tuesday 21st February 2017

Last week in not-so-many pictures.

Monday 30th January 2017

My first day out in 2017

Thursday 26th January 2017

Locally based for a couple of weeks

Friday 23rd December 2016

Last weeks events

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Testing the new camera

Tuesday 15th November 2016

The good and the not so good

Tuesday 8th November 2016

Once again - the last couple of weeks.

Tuesday 25th October 2016

A couple of weeks to update

Monday 10th October 2016

Was the Pectoral Sandpiper still there?

Saturday 24th September 2016

Littlle Stints on the agenda

Sunday 11th September 2016

Hungary Days 7 and 8

Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Hungary Day 5

Friday 19th August 2016

A windy day with not much to show for it

Wednesday 10th August 2016

Hungary Day 4

Friday 5th August 2016

Little Owls

Friday 29th July 2016

Hungary Day 3

Friday 22nd July 2016

A break from photo editing

Monday 18th July 2016

Hungary days 1 & 2

Wednesday 6th July 2016

Changeable weather and bird activity

Tuesday 7th June 2016

Three weeks without an update...

Monday 23rd May 2016

Two weeks with little excitement

Monday 2nd May 2016

A review of last week's activities

Monday 18th April 2016

North Norfolk yet again

Thursday 7th April 2016

A Finchfest

Saturday 26th March 2016

A day at Rutland Water

Friday 18th March 2016

Week ending 12th March 2016

Monday 14th March 2016

Another week, another success

Tuesday 8th March 2016

Another weeks passes

Monday 29th February 2016

Another day, another success.

Sunday 21st February 2016

Week ending 13th February 2016

Monday 15th February 2016

A day in Ipswich

Friday 5th February 2016

Another local rarity.

Thursday 21st January 2016

A Cambs rarity to start 2016

Thursday 14th January 2016

A rare day with some sunshine

Monday 21st December 2015

A summary of the week

Friday 27th November 2015

A day of poor weather.

Saturday 21st November 2015

A festival of Swans

Friday 13th November 2015

Two days in pictures

Thursday 29th October 2015

Common Cranes

Thursday 22nd October 2015

Landguard NR Suffolk

Monday 12th October 2015

Catching up with last week

Wednesday 7th October 2015

The start of a brief Indian Summer

Tuesday 6th October 2015

Ouse Washes RSPB

Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Suffolk Coast

Sunday 13th September 2015

South Lincolnshire

Thursday 3rd September 2015

Titchwell Marsh RSPB - Again

Monday 3rd August 2015

Titchwell RSPB Norfolk

Tuesday 28th July 2015

Titchwell RSPB Norfolk

Monday 13th July 2015

Spotted Flycatcher

Tuesday 7th July 2015

That was the week that wasn't

Friday 26th June 2015

Local Stuff again

Tuesday 16th June 2015

Haddenham and Titchwell RSPB

Sunday 14th June 2015

Haddenham Fen Cambridgeshire

Sunday 7th June 2015

Local Stuff

Saturday 6th June 2015

A surprising day

Monday 18th May 2015

A new reserve to experience

Tuesday 5th May 2015

A quick afternoon out

Saturday 25th April 2015

Ring Ouzels and Dotterel

Thursday 16th April 2015

Hungary Day 4 - Thursday 12th February

Wednesday 1st April 2015

Hungary Day 3 - Tuesday 10th February

Tuesday 31st March 2015

Back to West Norfolk again

Friday 27th March 2015

Recent activities

Thursday 26th March 2015

West Norfolk

Thursday 12th March 2015

Hungary Day 2 Monday 9th February

Monday 9th March 2015

Hungary Day 1 - Sunday 8th February

Wednesday 25th February 2015

The Lodge Sandy Bedfordshire

Tuesday 27th January 2015

A surprising visitor to my garden feeders.

Wednesday 21st January 2015

A frozen Lackford Lakes

Tuesday 20th January 2015

An Owl-fest

Monday 19th January 2015

Welney WWT Norfolk

Saturday 10th January 2015

Welney WWT Norfolk

Monday 22nd December 2014

North Cambridgeshire

Thursday 11th December 2014

Winter Thrushes

Tuesday 9th December 2014

Burwell Fen Cambridgeshire

Tuesday 25th November 2014

Thornham Norfolk

Saturday 22nd November 2014

Fen Drayton Starling roost

Wednesday 19th November 2014

Braughing Hertfordshire

Friday 14th November 2014

Lowestoft Suffolk

Thursday 13th November 2014

Canon 7D MK2 First Test

Friday 7th November 2014

Strumpshaw Fen RSPB Norolk

Monday 3rd November 2014

Grafham Water and RSPB Sandy

Friday 24th October 2014

Welney WWT Norfolk

Monday 13th October 2014

Two days at Grafham Water

Saturday 4th October 2014

North Norfolk Again

Friday 26th September 2014

West Norfolk again

Thursday 25th September 2014

A couple of days in my home county

Friday 12th September 2014

Titchwell RSPB Norfolk

Saturday 6th September 2014

Frampton Marsh RSPB Lincolnshire

Monday 18th August 2014

Spotted Crake and more

Thursday 7th August 2014

Rutland Water

Saturday 26th July 2014

Black-necked Grebe - again

Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Kingfisher - for a couple of minutes

Wednesday 16th July 2014

The last five days

Friday 4th July 2014

Wardy hill - Second visit

Friday 27th June 2014

Wardy Hill Cambridgeshire

Saturday 21st June 2014

Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB

Friday 20th June 2014

North Norfolk

Tuesday 10th June 2014

Local Stuff

Monday 9th June 2014

Bits and Bobs

Monday 26th May 2014

An update on the past couple of weeks

Friday 25th April 2014

West Norfolk Coast

Monday 14th April 2014

The last few days - an update

Wednesday 9th April 2014

Scotland Trip - Day 6 - A surprise

Sunday 6th April 2014

Scotland Trip - Day 2 - Findhorn Valley

Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Scotland Trip - Day One - Lochindorb

Tuesday 1st April 2014

North West Suffolk

Saturday 8th March 2014

Testing the Canon 5D MK3

Friday 7th March 2014

Mistley Essex

Monday 24th February 2014

Breaking in the new camera

Tuesday 18th February 2014

Grafham Water Cambridgeshire

Wednesday 5th February 2014

Gulls and Gulls and more Gulls

Thursday 23rd January 2014

Short-eared Owls

Thursday 16th January 2014

Taiga Bean Geese

Wednesday 15th January 2014

Private Site Cambridgeshire

Sunday 29th December 2013

Welney WWT and a Swanfest

Tuesday 24th December 2013

Some I forgot

Thursday 19th December 2013

More Crossbills

Wednesday 20th November 2013


Thursday 7th November 2013

West Cambridgeshire

Tuesday 5th November 2013

Ouse Washes RSPB, Cambridgeshire

Friday 1st November 2013

Lackford Lakes SWT Suffolk

Thursday 31st October 2013

Northern Harrier

Friday 25th October 2013

Welney WWT Norfolk

Monday 21st October 2013

Grafham Water Cambridgeshire

Saturday 19th October 2013

West Norfolk (Again)

Friday 18th October 2013

The North Norfolk coast

Wednesday 9th October 2013

West Norfolk (Again)

Friday 20th September 2013

Titchwell RSPB Norfolk

Friday 6th September 2013

Landguard Suffolk

Friday 30th August 2013

Titchwell RSPB Norfolk

Tuesday 27th August 2013

West Norfolk

Monday 19th August 2013

Testing the new lense

Wednesday 14th August 2013

Have I finally become a twitcher?

Friday 9th August 2013

Lackford Lakes and no Kingfishers

Tuesday 16th July 2013

Lackford Lakes and Kingfishers

Thursday 11th July 2013

Bempton Cliffs Day 2

Wednesday 10th July 2013

Bempton Cilffs Day 1

Tuesday 9th July 2013

Peregrine Falcons

Thursday 4th July 2013

A Large Dung Heap

Sunday 23rd June 2013

Lakenheath Fen RSPB

Wednesday 5th June 2013

Powys Mid-Wales

Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Powys Mid Wales

Tuesday 21st May 2013

Two Cambridgesire Reserves

Saturday 18th May 2013

Northern Finland & Norway March 2013

Tuesday 30th April 2013

Northern Finland & Norway March 2013

Monday 29th April 2013

Northern Finland & Norway March 2013

Sunday 28th April 2013

West Norfolk

Wednesday 24th April 2013

West Norfolk

Sunday 21st April 2013

Northern Finland & Norway March 2013

Thursday 18th April 2013

Kaamanen Finland

Wednesday 10th April 2013

West Cambridgeshire

Monday 8th April 2013

My Garden Feeders

Sunday 7th April 2013


Friday 29th March 2013

Monks Wood Cambridgeshire

Thursday 14th March 2013

Cambs Bird Club Photo of the Year 2012

Tuesday 12th March 2013

Firecrest in my home village

Thursday 7th March 2013

South Norfolk

Wednesday 6th March 2013

Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB Cambs

Monday 4th March 2013

West Cambridgeshire

Sunday 24th February 2013

Two days in Cambridgeshire

Wednesday 20th February 2013

South Cambridgeshire

Monday 11th February 2013

Wimpole Hall Cambridgeshire

Wednesday 6th February 2013

Female Hawfinch

Monday 4th February 2013

Whitlingham Country Park Norwich

Sunday 3rd February 2013

My Garden Feeding Station

Friday 25th January 2013

Local Sites

Friday 18th January 2013

Black-bellied Dipper

Thursday 10th January 2013

Fowlmere RSPB Cambridgeshire

Tuesday 8th January 2013


Friday 4th January 2013

Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll

Thursday 13th December 2012

Winter Thrushes

Wednesday 5th December 2012

Still more Waxwings (and a few others)

Sunday 2nd December 2012


Monday 26th November 2012

Welney WWT Norfolk

Friday 16th November 2012

Fowlmere RSPB Cambridgeshire

Tuesday 13th November 2012

Strumpshaw Fen RSPB Norfolk

Friday 9th November 2012

North Norfolk

Wednesday 31st October 2012

Holme Dunes NWT Norfolk

Sunday 28th October 2012

Girton Cambridgeshire

Friday 19th October 2012

Fowlmere RSPB Cambridgeshire

Saturday 13th October 2012

Birdwatch Rarity Photo of the month

Thursday 11th October 2012

West Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire

Wednesday 10th October 2012

West Norfolk

Tuesday 9th October 2012

West Norfolk

Thursday 27th September 2012

West Norfolk

Wednesday 19th September 2012

Ouse Washes RSPB Cambridgeshire

Thursday 6th September 2012

Titchwell RSPB Norfolk

Friday 31st August 2012

Ouse Washes RSPB Cambridgeshire

Tuesday 28th August 2012

Lackford Lakes SWT

Thursday 2nd August 2012

Snettisham RSPB Norfolk

Wednesday 25th July 2012

Mistley Essex

Thursday 1st March 2012