Garth Peacock
Desperation strikes


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Friday 10th September 2021

Back again

Wednesday 18th August 2021

Not everything goes to plan

Tuesday 13th July 2021

East Yorkshire Day 4

Sunday 11th July 2021

East Yorkshire Day 3

Saturday 10th July 2021

East Yorkshire Day 2

Friday 9th July 2021

East Yorkshire Day 1

Thursday 8th July 2021

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

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Monday 8th February 2021

Lockdownitis struck hard last week. Despite still relaltively immobile, I went out in the car to take photos, using it as a hide. OK in theory but the sites to visit are very limited in this are.

2nd February I drove to Fen drayton Lakes RSPB. The previous week, I went to try to photograph some White-fronted Geese but they were too distant and in cloudy conditions, none of the photos were worth keeping so I thought I would try again - another abysmal failiure as the water level was so high I could not drive to where they were - in fact there was nothing on show at all.

I then drove to Earith to see if the Glossy Ibis were playing ball but the bridge was flooded and closed off so that was a waste of time too. Taking the long way back home, I drove around the farm track in the Aldreth/Haddenham area, not expecting too much, but a very obliging Common Buzzard put on a show.

At least I managed to get away from the house for a spell, even if the results were not earth shattering!!!

Another sunny day on 5th so this time I headed straight for the Pymoor/Welney wash road again. Nothing much until I arrived at the far end where a group of mixed Swans were feeding not too far from the road. Ignoring the Mute Swans, the majority of the flock were Whooper Swans where a sleepy juvenile attracted my attention.

and a much rarer juvenile Bewick's Swan even posed for the camera.

Driving back, a Buzzard was sitting on a fencepost looking for worms in the pasture. Even stayed there while I turned the car round.

Very surprising. Normally Buzzards take off way before you get close but now two in a couple of weeks were approachable.

As the sun was setting, I noticed a family group of Bewick's Swans flying to roost on the washes - rather atmospheric.

Snow is now forecast for the early part of this week, in fact there is already a light dusting. Snow photos from the garden? Will think about that.