Garth Peacock
Scotland and East Yorkshire Day1


Catching up with a local rarity

Friday 14th June 2024

Tanzania - Day 1 - Arusha

Monday 13th May 2024

Spring Tide at RSPB Snettisham

Saturday 13th April 2024

Things didn't go to plan

Friday 5th April 2024

Fowlmere RSPB Cambs

Wednesday 20th March 2024

Another trip to Norfolk

Tuesday 12th March 2024

Frampton Marsh (again)

Tuesday 5th March 2024

Snettisham RSPB

Tuesday 20th February 2024

A new destination for me

Monday 5th February 2024

A change of plan

Tuesday 30th January 2024

Three hours at Grafham Water

Monday 22nd January 2024

A strange week overall.

Friday 19th January 2024

Norfolk Coast

Tuesday 16th January 2024

New Year - where to go?

Monday 8th January 2024

Coton Cambridgeshire

Wednesday 20th December 2023

Back to Burwell Fen

Saturday 9th December 2023

Short-eared Owls

Monday 4th December 2023

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Friday 30th June 2023

16th June - being driven up the A1 northwards for a few days in Scotland followed by a few days in East Yorkshire.

After an overnight stop, we arrived at our destination, Penny Hedge, a private house with a large garden, a hide and a reputation for visiting Pine Martins, our main target to photograph. They are mainly nocturnal so, arriving at lunchtime, we settled into the hide to see what the afternoon would bring.

There was a succession of common garden birds so it was a case of trying to get something different, especially flying.

Chaffinches were almost constant visitors.

Goldfinches not so frequent.

and Siskins, not exactly common in East Anglia.

There was a family of Great Spotted Woodpeckers with the young virtually constant visitors.

and also a families of Greenfinches, often vying for the best feeding positions.

The last visitor during this session was a couple of Red Squirrels, one absolutely gorgeous with a blonde tail and ear tufts.

and even posing in a photogenic place.

After dinner at a nearby hotel, we returned at 7.30 pm for the evening session for the Pine Martins. We waited- and waited, eventually giving up at 1.00am. The owners trail camera tracked them arriving at 1.30am. That is the story of our attempts to photograph Pine Martins!!!