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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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Thursday 16th November 2023

A couple of days ago, with the weather forecasting sunny intervals, I decided  to visit Grafham Water for the Green-winged Teal that had been reported there just before the weekend. The only time that I had photographed this species was over 10 years ago at Titchwell, and into the sun too, so the shots were nothing to write home about!!!

Arriving, the weather was heavy cloud, not ideal for photographing wildfowl on water, but the target bird was in the southern corner of the dam and relatively close. Patience required, The bird got closer and the weather got darker. Sods Law!!!

Still, I persevered during the morning and am relatively happy with the shots in the circumstances but some sun would have been nice.

Walking up the dam, a Common Sandpiper was very flighty but, with perseverance, I manged to get close enough for a shot, followed by a flight shot after it saw my camera above the dam wall.

And then the rain started so it was time to go home.

Not a bad morning for a change.