Garth Peacock
Another week goes by!!!


The last 10 days or so

Monday 10th May 2021

Something different at last

Friday 30th April 2021

March/April update

Tuesday 6th April 2021

Remembering the highlights

Monday 22nd March 2021

Three weeks of not very much!!!

Saturday 6th March 2021

Minor successes despite Covid

Tuesday 16th February 2021

Desperation strikes

Monday 8th February 2021

Keeping sane during lockdown

Thursday 28th January 2021

2020 - Out with a bang

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Another month concluded

Monday 30th November 2020

Another lockdown!!!!

Monday 9th November 2020

What a week - NOT!!!

Thursday 29th October 2020

A couple of weeks to catch up on

Monday 26th October 2020

Mixed fortunes

Saturday 26th September 2020

A week in pictures

Tuesday 8th September 2020

The last few days of August

Thursday 3rd September 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.