Garth Peacock
Last one for 2018

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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

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

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Tuesday 11th December 2018

Christmas seems to get earlier and earlier each year - or is it because I am getting older, it just seems like it!!! Anyway, with visiting relatives and preparing for the big event, I doubt that I will manage any more photos until the new year.

I have managed to get out a couple of times over the past week or so with a trip to Norfolk on the 4th. i was hoping for some better photos of the Twite on the old posts at Thornham and probably drinking and bathing in the large puddle in the car park. I parked the car in the prime position to shoot from it but after an hour or so there was no sign of them. I then noticed another photographer that I knew and he went straight to the posts where one appeared almost immediately. Sods law strikes again so I joined him but no further sign until they came to drink just near the car. All I managed was a few distant shots.

Later on, I noticed a Linnet perched on a stalk but into the sun - well backlit is the thing to do these days!!!

After that, contrary to the weather forecast, the clouds came in. Too dark for anything reasonable so I went home early.

Yesterday, I went to one of my localish reserves, Welney to see if the reported White-fronted Geese and Bean Geese were around. Unfortunately they had moved to the RSPB reserve at Ouse Washes where they are usually too distant to photograph so I drew a blank there. With the weather alternating between dark clouds and brightish sunshine, I concentrated on the local Pochard population, mostly male with just the odd female. Haven't photographed a Pochard for a couple of years so about time.

There was the usual group of Greylag Geese. I ignored them until they started to create a racket. A couple were fighting (or probably mating - difficult to know which) with others looking on creating the noise. It resembled a prize fight.

and then the victor decided to announce it's presence.

That's all for 2018. Lets look forward to some action in the new year.