Sunday, 13 January 2019

Thetford and Sizewell

Satuday we headed over to Thetford for a walk down the little Ouse hoping for Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Didnt see any but did get Green and Greater spot. Bramblings were plentiful as were Marsh tit. Further down the river 6 Hawfinch dropped in briefly just the one hung on for a photo.




Had a few Water Rails but that was about it really until we stumbled on and Otter and her Cub which gaves us the best views ive ever had..






A short Video too


Today it was a lazy morning then after lunch headed for Sizewell walking to Minsmere and back.
3 Stonechat, Caspian and Yellow Legged Gulls on the Minsmere scrape was about it however.
Back at Sizewell another Caspian Gull. (1st Winter)






Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Potter Heigham

Had a walk around Potter Heigham not a great deal about but a family party of Crane another 3 flew over and 6 or more White-fronted Geese.






Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Happy New Year

Here we go again. New Year New list. Just totted up the list 65 Species for the day.
Started on the patch but just common stuff. Best was Bullfinch and Grey Wagtail.
Onto Blythburgh estuary and picked up the common Ducks and Waders.
Reydon for 2 Waxwings and a Redwing




Had lunch at Minsmere and picked up the usual garden birds best being Marsh Tit. Didnt go on the reserve.
Leiston was next for 9 Bewick Swans.




Finally finished at North Warren RSPB which gave us great views of 2 Adult Spoonbill.




Again lots of ducks including lots of displaying Pintail



Upto 80 European White Fronted Geese and plenty of Feral Barnacle Geese.




Finally a Sparrowhawk landed in front of the hide.




Not a bad day.

Winter Swans

Had a visit to the parents in Derbyshire and on the way home drove through sea palling for the Winter Swans i saw in awful weather a few days before.
4 Whoopers and 12 Bewicks. Not a lot else.





Monday, 24 December 2018

Waxwing

2 Waxwings on patch briefly this morning. a nice Christmas eve present. I thought i had a Waxwing flying over but only heard it once so dismissed it but then realised it must have called as it dropped in, i then found them sat in the Silver birch.







Then the other highlights were

2 Bullfinch

2 Tree Creeper

2 Chiffchaff

18 Red Throated Diver on sea, many more flying North and South,

70 Common Scoter plus another flock of 540 flew North

2 Wigeon

45 Skylark

2 Common Snipe


Sunday, 23 December 2018

Goosing around...

Weather was awful so had a drive through Norfolk looking through the geese. At Horsey i looked through the geese to find at least 35 Greenland White-fronted Geese with 100 or so Greylags.



Onto Sea palling where i found a smallish flock of Pink footed geese but could only find a single Tundra Bean Goose, although there is something a little strange about it. Smallish and not typical in my eyes.




Onto the other side of Sea palling where i found a few Swans 6 Bewicks on the pool and some Whoopers but visibility was poor and most of the Whoopers were hidden over the ridge.

That was it really, had a quick check for any Gulls at Cromer but there weren't any...

Merry Christmas everyone

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Day off

Feels like and age since ive had the opportunity to go birding, so i had the day off work and walked from home to Ness point. i didn't see much until i reached Ness point and spotted 6 Purple Sandpipers.









On the way back 7 Med Gulls, mainly adults with 1 second winter.







That was it unfortunately. Still nice to be out.