Garth Peacock
The last month of 2020 - about time too!!!


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

Recognition at last!!!

Wednesday 19th August 2020

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Thursday 10th December 2020

I am sure that I am not the only one that does not regret the near passing of 2020. Not a good year for all but the most fortunate and certainly not one of my good years for photography. I have missed a trip to Belarus as well as a couple of UK trips but at least I have managed to stay healthy. Let us all hope that 2021 will be an improvement.

Now down to business. 1st December and I was making my second visit to Dernford Reservoir to see if I could catch up with the Kumlien's Gull. Short answer - no. While waiting, a pair of Stonechats were flitting about on the nearby fence so a quick few shots to alleviate the boredom - only to find that the first shot one was a Meadow Pipit.

The next few shots were Stonechats, just to prove that I am not going insane!!!

But that was that for this trip out.

My next trip was again to start at Dernford Reservoir on 8th December for the elusive Kumlien's Gull - drew a blank this time too. That is the third time that I have missed it - such is birding.

I moved on to Ouse Fen RSPB as some Bearded Tits had been photographed. Got there at lunchtime on what started out as a lovely sunny day - except when I arrived a large dark cloud arrived at the same time. Found the birds but my camera was showing ISO 6400  - not worth the effort so back to the car for lunch. After an hour or so, the sun came out again and the birds showed well for most of the remainder of the short afternoon at this time of the year.

 Happy with the result. More photos in the Recent Additions section.

With the weather forecast showing cloud and rain for most of the rest of the month, this may be my last blog. If it is, a Happy Christmas and excellent birding New Year to all those with the patience to read this blog.