Garth Peacock
My first proper day with the new camera


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

Recognition at last!!!

Wednesday 19th August 2020

The last couple of weeks

Monday 27th July 2020

A disappointing day.

Monday 6th July 2020

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Saturday 6th June 2020

After the rules on lockdown being relaxed a little, I had my first full day in the field on Tuesday and the first proper test of the new camera with the 500 lens and converters.

Since Grafham Water had only just opened, I went there first to see of I could get some shots of Swallows in flight from the dam. About 100 shots later, and with an embarrasingly large proportion showing nothing but sky, I managed several shots worth keeping. Here is one of them.

Surprisingly, the reservoir was nearly full, despite the very dry weather but a walk around produced nothing of note, so I called in at a nearby village, Stirtloe, and walked the lane down to the back end of Paxton Pits.

A real hive of activity with opportunities to really test the camera. Fist a male Linnet

and a pair of Sedge Warblers feeding young.

Having a well earned drink back at the car, due to the heat, a Chiffchaff showed well

and, just afterwards, on the same branch, a male Blackcap gave me the opportunity for the photo of the day.

With the heat taking it's toll, back home to see if the photos have turned out OK. You can make up your own mind on that.