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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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Monday 2nd May 2022

The past couple of weeks have certainly not been exciting  so I will keep this brief.

20th April - Needed petrol so went to the local Tescos to fill up and took my camera for a couple of hours walk around RSPB Fen Drayton. Result - one photo of a Whitethroat and nothing else.

21st April - a day at the WWT reserve at Welney  where Glossy Ibis and a White Stork had been reported and 'showing well'. Well they didn't for me - no photos worth keeping.

25th April - Grafham Water where all sorts of interesting stuff had been reported on the dam - once again, not for me. The only bird worth attention was a Pied Wagtail.

Now this should be more interesting. a friend phoned on 24th to say that he had spent much of the day in a private hide overlooking a  Green Woodpeckers nest with plenty of activity with Great Spotted Woodpeckers too. The owner, Kevin Robson, a well known local photographer had a booking clear on Tuesday so a quick phone call to confirm and on 26th around 8.00am I was in nearby Fen Drayton settling down for an interesting day.

During the day there were several visits from a female Great Spotted Woodpecker,

a Grey Squirrel that I studiously ignored and a Black Squirrel. Black Squirrels are really a melanistic version of Grey Squirrels but much rarer. Personally. I quite like them because they are usually smaller then their grey cousins and more interesting. I do get them in my garden at home but this one showed well so I succumbed to another few photos.

So what about the Green Woodpeckers? Well, from 800.0am to 3.30pm, not a sign of one so I went home disappointed yet again. And the disappointment was made even worse when I saw that my friend had some good photos from his day on Sunday and Kevin saw frequent visits the next day.

With such poor luck, I resolved to hang up the camera for a few days.

Hopefully my next blog will be more interesting.

Such is wildlife photography!!!!