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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 9th June 2014

An update on a few days a week or so ago when all I had time for was quick trips out locally.

30th May to Wicken Fen to see if I could photograph a Cuckoo. Three were around, two males and a female, but the closest one came was 70/80 metres away so a heavily cropped shot was all I could manage.

On the way home, a male Roe Deer showed close to the road.

and that was the end of a diappointing couple of hours.

2nd June saw me back at Wicken Fen again. This time I managed to get quite close to the Cuckoos except for the fact that they were always on the wrong side of the hedge or tree and made a rapid exit as soon as I showed. To be expected but flying off calling 'Cuckoo' made me feel quite the idiot!!!

Giving up again, I made my way to the car park, only to see one perched on a post and this time it did not fly. SUCCESS!!!

Still cropped but by far my best shot of the species so far.

4th June I noticed some fledglings in the garden so tried those. A juvenile Robin showed well - one bred in the garden.

and some Blue Tits from next doors garden

and the usual greedy Starling that decides to bring the brood of 6 it raised in my house roof to my fat ball feeders in the early morning and cleaning them out before I get up.

Still, Starlings are now endangered so I must not complain.

Since this day was my birthday and the family had plans, it was a short session.