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What a week for good weather.

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Colin

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

Final post for 2021

Friday 31st December 2021

Lakenheath Fen RSPB Suffolk

Monday 13th December 2021

Still testing the Canon R5

Monday 6th December 2021

Nothing to report

Tuesday 30th November 2021

Further testing of the Canon R5

Monday 8th November 2021

Test driving the Canon R5

Wednesday 3rd November 2021

No photos

Sunday 24th October 2021

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Saturday 22nd January 2022

High pressure for the week provided cold but sunny weather. I managed two trips out only.

First, with an afternoon to spare,I visited Dernford Reservoir, just south of Cambridge to see what was about - lovely blue sky and no wind - perfect - except for some of the reservoir remained frozen. The usual black-headed Gulls were around - couldn't resist a flight shot.

This pair of Gadwall made me smile - peace- perfect peace!!!

and finally a pair of Wigeon looking great in the sunshine.

Monday 17th looked just as good- weather-wise so I went to north Norfolk to see what was about. The first surprise was Thornham harbour which has been closed for almost a year, apparently due to subsidence of the access road, but now open. Not much around except the usual Curlews.

Then onto the harbour at Brancaster Staithe. The tide was out and few cars there and loads of birds around. Just what I needed to really test the Canon R5 with the 100-400 lens and converters. Herring Gulls, of course, but actually doing something interesting, bathing

and feeding.

A Black-tailed Godwit decided to share a bath with a Redshank.

A Turnstone

A rarer Grey Plover even came close.

and even an Oystercatcher caught my eye.

So the afternoon at RSPB Titchwell - never fails to disappoint and it didn't fail this time either. Water levels on the freshmarsh again too high for any waders close to the hides.

On the beach, a couple of Sanderlings were rushing around as they usually do

and on the salt marsh, a distant female Red-breasted Merganser.

With the hides of no use, I sat on one of the seats overlooking the freshmarsh to see if anything happened. A Little Egret flew past in the evening sun - a strange pose but interesting.

A Shoveler flew in

and then, as the sun was  setting, a large flock of Golden Plover flew in to roost.

Overall, a great day for photographs, even though the subjects were common birds.