Saturday, 1 March 2014


So here's an update of the week just gone, both at work and afterwards.
Butterflies include Comma and Peacock at work. Birds such as 3 Woodcock, Sea watching was a bit quiet off Corton 1 Gannet but lots Red-throated Divers and Grey Seals...
Queen White tailed Bumble bee, a Tawny Owl was calling very close to me behind Corton Church In the daylight, but could I find it could I hell, Green Woodpecker also. In the Magpie roost at CNSW were 21 Magpie, Linnets were I think a patch tick, 10 in total, or was that last week, god knows.
Anyway back to today Rach n I decided it would be nice without the dogs for a day so headed for Minsmere, The first bird along the drive a Marsh Tit calling, Then another on the feeders and a third at North Hide. A Bittern showed incredibly well form the Bittern hide.

Next good bird was a Water Pipit but this flew over the hide calling before I could pick it up on the deck.
A bit of a surprise was a Drake Red Crested Pochard, probably on its way to Titchwell to breed ;-), 2 Drake Red Breasted Mergansers flew over head.
A Juvenile Med Gull was a nice bird. Little Egrets were about as were Pochards and a nice selection of Ducks.

A Chiffchaff was a surprise on the bank on the North wall.
Birds of the day though were 5 Red Headed Smew. Showed really well by the end of the day. Also the 1000+ Starlings put on a spectacular show.

The Starlings were a great finish to the day.


  1. Sounds like you had an excelent day, and some great photos to prove it, especialy the Bittern.
    All the best Gordon.

    1. Cheers Gordon mate.. an excellent day