Garth Peacock
What a week - NOT!!!


A different experience

Monday 7th June 2021

Interesting times

Tuesday 25th May 2021

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

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Thursday 29th October 2020

I have decided to post thsi at lunchtime Thursday 29th october. I would usually post after the weekend to report on the weeks activities - or not as the case may be. Well - nothing for this week. It is half term so everywehere would be busy with families making the most of the last warm holiday - well that is certainly true, even if it has not been so warm but what a poor week for weather - mostly raining and windy. So I went no-where and looking forward to next week when it should be much quieter out there and the weather forecast is currently good.

So, why the blog. Well the Thursday before (22nd), I went on a couple of twitches. I do not so twitches as a rule - usually too many people to get decent photos so I wait for few days for things to quieten down. So, last Thursday saw me making the trip to Kelling, Norfolk for a real rarity, a Rufus Tailed Bush Robin. It had been there for a few days including the evening before. Arriving, there must have been 50 or 60 birders there - amazing - but no bird. Only bird worth turning on the camera for was a Little Egret, feeding in the marsh suede close to the car park.

Moving on to Holme golf course for another rarity - a Red-flanked Bluetail. Still loads of birders hanging around but no show again even though it was there and seen earlier and the next day too. Not my day!!!

So I went to nearby RSPB Titchwell where the water levels on the scrapes were too high due to the recent rainfall so any birds were too distant. So to the beach where the tide was going out, concentrating on flight shots with the 2x converter as I was pleased with the results from my earlier visit to Welney.

A Common Gull sat on the beach allowing a close approach.

A small flock of Dunlin flew in.

The usual Curlew

Several shots of a Grey Plover in winter plumage,  this was the best.

with one feeding on a small crab

and finally a fly-by Oystercatcher.

Once again, I was pleased with the performance of the gear.

Finally, on Saturday, I dabbled with the birds coming in to my garden feeders.

Looking forward to next week, hoping for some action.