Garth Peacock
Ouse Washes RSPB Cambridgeshire


A week in pictures

Tuesday 8th September 2020

The last few days of August

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Recognition at last!!!

Wednesday 19th August 2020

The last couple of weeks

Monday 27th July 2020

A disappointing day.

Monday 6th July 2020

Another week goes by!!!

Monday 1st June 2020

Lockdown continues.

Saturday 16th May 2020

April lockdown

Thursday 30th April 2020

Local bird photography

Monday 20th April 2020


Friday 3rd April 2020

Could be the last one for a while.

Wednesday 18th March 2020

We are into March already

Monday 9th March 2020

Wednesday 12th February 2020

Thursday 20th February 2020

Slimbridge WWT Gloucestershire

Wednesday 19th February 2020

To end January 2020...

Thursday 30th January 2020

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Tuesday 28th August 2012

Ouse Washes RSPB is not on my usual list of reserves to visit. The hides are too distant from the action for photography.

Nevertheless, the attraction of a juvenile Glossy Ibis 'showing well' was irresistable. The hides face South-East so an afternoon visit was essential - weather perfect. Reports gave the best sightings from Grose Hide and, sure enough, there it was feeding in a pool in front of the hide. Still rather distant for good shots.

After a couple of sorties to the next scrape, it duly returned, just a little closer.

After another sortie, it obligingly landed on a post directly in front of the hide to preen.

Final shots were when it was spooked by a female Marsh Harrier and landed out of range.

Finally the female Marsh Harrier returned to upset all the waders.

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