Garth Peacock
Scotland Trip - Day 3 - Disappointment again!!


A week in pictures

Tuesday 8th September 2020

The last few days of August

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Recognition at last!!!

Wednesday 19th August 2020

The last couple of weeks

Monday 27th July 2020

A disappointing day.

Monday 6th July 2020

Another week goes by!!!

Monday 1st June 2020

Lockdown continues.

Saturday 16th May 2020

April lockdown

Thursday 30th April 2020

Local bird photography

Monday 20th April 2020


Friday 3rd April 2020

Could be the last one for a while.

Wednesday 18th March 2020

We are into March already

Monday 9th March 2020

Wednesday 12th February 2020

Thursday 20th February 2020

Slimbridge WWT Gloucestershire

Wednesday 19th February 2020

To end January 2020...

Thursday 30th January 2020

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Thursday 3rd April 2014

Tuesday 18th March. Everything looked fine for today. We intended to go to Burghead - sun shining on and off and high tide about 1.00pm.

On the way, we visited Loch Flemington for the long-staying American Coot. Found it on arrival but it was distant and in the sun - an afternoon visit. Then on to Burghead.

The day before, high tide in the harbour produced Eider, Merganser, Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Great Northern Diver, Red-throated Diver and Scaup, all waiting to be photographed. Well, someone must have warned them we were coming because the harbour was totally devoid of any bird life at all. Plenty out on the sea but nothing in the harbour.

We moved up to Hopeman harbour with the same result. Difficult to believe but it had to happen to us.

So with our tail between our legs, we went back to the hotel calling at Loch Flemington on the way. This time the sun behind us but the American Coot distant. Eventually, it came rather closer but still about 50 yards away. This record shot is quite heavily cropped.

So a very disappointing day.