Garth Peacock
A quiet week


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

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Friday 4th October 2019

With unsettled weather at the beginning and end of this week, the only day worth venturing forth was Wednesday with sunshine and a light northerly breeze forecast. High tides were predicted for the Norfolk coast so I thought that could be interesting, despite drawing a blank the last time.

It did not start well. The coast road was closed at Holme and a diversion took me to Brancaster so I thought I would start at the harbour at Brancaster Staithe. Not a good idea as the tide was so high it covered the car park. So the only place to go was Titchwell RSPB and that was not inspiring. Water levels in the scrapes were good but only a few Teal were close enough for a photo and, with loads of photos of that species, it was a case of waiting for something to happen. Eventually, a female flew in.

With nothing else around, I walked to the beach where there was quite swell being whipped up by the strong northerly wind so, trying to get something different, I waited for flypasts over the surf. First the usual Herring Gull.

and a Curlew

and finally, a small squadron of Brent Geese, clipping the waves to keep out of the wind.

The afternoon produced nothing of interest and that was the result of the activities for the week - and this is supposed to be migration time!!!