Garth Peacock
Minor successes despite Covid


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Thursday 28th July 2022

North Norfolk

Wednesday 13th July 2022

Wales Day 4

Friday 1st July 2022

Wales - Day 3

Sunday 26th June 2022

Wales - Day 2

Friday 24th June 2022

Wales - Day 1

Friday 17th June 2022

Some new garden visitors

Monday 13th June 2022


Friday 20th May 2022

A more interesting week.

Monday 16th May 2022

Not much to report

Monday 2nd May 2022

Frampton Marsh RSPB - again

Wednesday 20th April 2022

Cley Marshes NWT Norfolk

Thursday 31st March 2022

A trip to the Brecks

Tuesday 15th March 2022

A lifer

Monday 28th February 2022

Back to the Norfolk coast

Friday 18th February 2022

West Suffolk for a change

Thursday 17th February 2022

Failure followed by success.

Saturday 5th February 2022

What a week for good weather.

Saturday 22nd January 2022

The beginning of a new year

Friday 14th January 2022

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Tuesday 16th February 2021

With Covid restrictions still in force, and being severely hampered by my injured knee, last week I was still restricted to the only two local places where I could take photos from the car.

Wednesday afternoon, I headed to Fen Drayton Lakes, passing a rather obliging perched Kestrel by the side of the road,

but that was the only opportunity. I drew a total blank at Fen Drayton Lakes.

So the following day, I made for Pymoor/Welney wash road as the crossing was still flooded. The usual Stonchats were evident .

and right at the end of the road, a group of Whooper Swans were feeding unusually close to the road.

and one even came really close for a close-up.

On the way back, yet another Kestrel was hovering.

This winter there seems to be far more Kestrels that I have ever seen before - last year must have been a good breeding year.

And then I noticed Barn Owl perched on one of the roadside fence posts.

Photographing from a car is of benefit for perched birds but a major disadvantage for flying birds so I was disappointed that I was not able to get any flight shots.

Driving home in the setting sun, I could not resist a back-lit shot of a Lapwing on the edge of a frozen field - not everyone's cup-of-tea but I like it.