Garth Peacock
Norfolk Coast

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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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Tuesday 16th January 2024

10th January and a not-so-early start. My friend was driving to my house near Cambridge from St.Ives and he was rather delayed by a road traffic accident - the usual 35 minute drive took an hour and a half!!

Still off we set arriving at Thornham harbour with the tide out. First on show was the usual Greenshank but still very flighty,

and a couple of Dunlin.

Not much else so we moved on to Brancaster Staithe where the first sighting was a Red-throated Diver snorkeling in the harbour. Not much opportunity for a decent shot as it was always looking upstream.

We then moved on through the usual harbours, finding nothing. Even a drive along Lady Anne Drive at Holkham produced nothing so we made our way back. We then noticed a flock of 100 to 150 Barnacle Geese in a roadside field at Holkham - worth pulling into the layby for a few shots.

Eventually, the whole flock was spooked into a flyby and landed back in the field.

Very convenient.

Retracing our steps, we called into Brancaster Staithe again. The usual subjects on show but a Redshank was busily trying to extract a mussel - different although rather distant for a decent shot.

And that was it for the day.