Garth Peacock
Bits and Bobs


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

The last couple of weeks

Monday 27th July 2020

A disappointing day.

Monday 6th July 2020

Another week goes by!!!

Monday 1st June 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

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Monday 26th May 2014

The last four weeks have been rather uneventful as far as bird photography is concerned, hence the lack of postings.

My wife and I had a weeks holiday in Cyprus, an island that we know well as we used to have an apartment there but we have not visited it for 6 years. We were not sure how the recession had affected it and didn't want to be disappointed. However, all was well except for very poor weather when we arrived for the first couple of days. Although this was not a birding holiday, I managed to pack my 7D and the 70-200 lense with converters, all for nothing as there were few birds around anyway. The only photo worth keeping was of a Crested Lark at Cape Drepano, always in the past a great place for birds - not this year!!!

Things have been very busy on the home front but I have managed to get out a couple of times to my local reserve, Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB. usually not worth the bother but there were some opportunities of close shots from the car, these were taken 13th May 2014.

Another visit 22nd May 2014 and this time, on a partially flooded field off the access road, there were further opportunities of close shots of a pair of Shovelers from the car.

And the highlight was a set off between a Lapwing defending it's territory from a Canada Goose.

And also just off the access road, two Mute Swans were fighting hard for half-an-hour or so over a disinterested female.

So nothing to really set the taste buds going - and I haven't even mentioned the day long trip to the Suffolk coast where I didn't manage one keeper!!!

Fingers crossed for an improvement.