Garth Peacock
Family cruise on the Western Mediterranean


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Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Grafham Water

Thursday 16th November 2023

Fishers Green Essex

Wednesday 15th November 2023

A day in north Norfolk

Monday 13th November 2023

A flooded Welney

Sunday 12th November 2023

A day locally.

Thursday 2nd November 2023

Another visit to Frampton Marsh

Monday 25th September 2023

Frampton Marsh RSPB

Friday 8th September 2023

Gran Canaria - Maspalomas

Thursday 31st August 2023

Gran Canaria - Visit to La Charca

Thursday 24th August 2023

Frampton Marsh RSPB

Saturday 29th July 2023

Swallows and House Martins

Saturday 22nd July 2023

An evening with some Tawny Owls

Tuesday 18th July 2023

Scotland and East Yorkshire Day 5

Wednesday 12th July 2023

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Thursday 12th October 2023

We have all been there - done that!!! Not a cruise I hasten to add but a holiday with family where, according to reports, there should be some opportunity for bird photography.

So I took my gear on a cruise around the western Mediterranean, hoping for Shearwaters on the open sea. It was not until we reached the Italian port of Civitaveccia that I saw some loafing gulls in the port so a couple of hours from the balcony, produced mainly Yellow-legged Gulls, adult or juvenile

interspersed with the odd Lesser Black-backed Gull

And that was it. No Shearwaters on the open sea, the only birds of interest that were some distance away appeared to be 10 Cattle Egrest, 200 miles from the nearest land that circled the boat, preumably migrating South.

So, while the cruise was great, bird photography was a disappointment.