Garth Peacock
Family cruise on the Western Mediterranean


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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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.