Garth Peacock
Scotland and East Yorkshire Day 2

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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

Back to Grafham Water

Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Grafham Water

Thursday 16th November 2023

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Sunday 2nd July 2023

The previous nights disappointment with dipping the Pine Martins was still in our minds, but, as we had already booked the hide at Penny Hedge for the following day, it was a csae of trying to make the best of it by concentrating on different behaviour to take some interesting photos of the common birds that were visiting.

However, the Red Squirrels were still of interest, especially jumping.

The weather was really bright and sunny so high shutter speeds were possible for flight shots, even of small birds. Blackbird

Chaffinch

Collared Dove

and even a Great Spotted Woodpecker

after a few hundred shots, most of them unsuitable, it was time to concentrate on behaviour. With so many visitors to the feeders, there was plenty of aggressive action, unfortunately, most of it over so quickly that I missed it but persistence can pay off for the determined!!! Goldfinch v Siskin

Chaffinch v Siskin

Juvenile Greenfinch v Chaffinch

and finally Siskin v Chaffinch

So some different images that made the day worthwhile in the end.

The next day would be the 300 mile long drive from Blairgowry to Frampton, East Yorkshire so no late night for the Pine Martins. Ah well, something to come back for.