Garth Peacock
Landguard NR Suffolk

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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

House-bound!!!

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 12th October 2015

Last Thursday, with sun forecast, and light north/westerly winds, I travelled down the A14 to Landguard. Not a long trip, just over the hour for me. Hopefully there could be some migrants although it was a calm clear night so some would have continued South. A Yellow-browed Warbler was the real target but I would be pleased with a few Goldcrest shots. Surprisingly, I have better shots of Firecrest than Goldcrest.

There were loads of common birds in most bushes but not offering sufficiently good photo opportunities except for the western bank of the fort where a Linnet was feeding among the flowers.

A flock of House Sparrows were feeding on the ripe blackberries. There has been a sad replica watches lack of them around my village in recent years. When I first moved into my house in 1985, there was always around 20 to 30 in the garden but I rarely see or hear one now so this was a nice opportunity.

A Goldfinch posed nicely for a colourful image.

Then, in the Tamarisk near the bungalow, I spotted a Goldcrest flitting about. After many duff shots, I managed a few that were acceptable.

even a singing pose.

A trip round the rest of the reserve proved pretty fruitless - the odd Wheatear, swiss replica watches  many Meadow Pipits but little else of interest.

After lunch, I retraced my steps with nothing to show for it until quite late in the afternoon when two Goldcrests started to feed on the ground, totally ignoring me and another photographer. There was sufficient ground foliage to prevent low shots but, being selective, I ended with some reasonable results.

Sadly, no Yellow-browed around.