Garth Peacock
West Suffolk for a change



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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Thursday 17th February 2022

4th February and a friend and I started the day at RSPB Lakenheath Fen. The subject was Water Rail at the photographic hide and one appeared almost immediately.

I took a succession of photos but preferred the ones that i had took on an earlier visit a few weeks previously so not many from this visit were keepers.

While Water Rails made several visits, they were soon put off by Brown Rats that were appearing from the undergrowth to feed on the spilled food but they kept us entertained for a time.

and for me, the only other bird of interest was a Wren singing from the reeds.

So at lunchtime, we moved to nearby Lackford Lakes which was surprisingly busy for mid-week. The double decker hide is in process of being rebuilt and there was no access so we moved to the woods where a large dead tree trunk was being used as a feeding station. Usual woodland visitotors - Nuthatch

Marsh Tit

and a male Pheasant that ambled past us as if we were not there - never the most interesting of birds.

On the way back to the car, we called in at the reedbed hide but the only bird of interesdt wqas a Little Egret that preened on the bank.

Amazing that a few years ago, these birds would have been considered a rarity but now they seem to be everywhere where there is water.