Garth Peacock
Another week goes by!!!


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 1st June 2020

Another week under lockdown although restrictions are being eased a little. Lets hope that the idiots do not mess it up for the rest of us!!!

One trip out - last Friday, 29th, to Cambridge Research park, arriving on site at 06:15. Very quiet initially but then I heard the Cuckoos calling although very distant. A matter of waiting but nothing doing - only saw a couple very briefly and very distant.

I did notice a pair of Willow Warblers searching for food and found where the nest was. Keeping away,  I quietly positioned myself with the sun behing me and waited. Not long after, one arrived, perched just where I was hoping, and then dropped to the nest. This continued with both birds for a while giving me ample opportunity for shots.

With nothing much else around, I returned to the car, but also having a look at the main scrape. Surprisingly, almost from under my feet, there was a big splash and a Great Crested Grebe appeared carrying a large fish, probably a Tench. The light was not good but there was an opportunity to see it fighting with the fish before it swam out of sight.

I was not able to see if it actually managed to eat it.

In the afternoon, in my garden, with a beer in one hand and camera in the other, I watched a newly fledged Blackbird - very entertaining as it was learning how to fly and drink from my temporary drinking pool.

Of course, the noisy Starling families were an ever-present entertainment.

The follow up to the Blackbird is very unfortunate. It was out in the open on my front drive when I drew back the curtains yesterday morning, only to be quickly caught and dispatched by the local Sparrowhawk.