Friday, 25 May 2012

Norfolk Black Kite

Day 17 and 18 23rd-24th May
Well well well, 2 nights out on Kelling Heath and the first night I could only just heard a distant Nightjar churring.. The icing on the cake was when talking to a couple of guys a Stone Curlew screamed out from somewhere on our left. The guys left and the Stone Curlew flew around the heath for a short time. This I find out is a first for the Heath Woohoo.
Tonight however no sign or sound but much better sounds and sight from at least 4 Nightjars.
No birding through the day just the heath tonight.
Day 19 25th May, Probably our very last full day here boo. So we had promised ourselfs to do a Seal Trip to Blakeney point, but I wanted to do the trip when I thought it was gonna be good on Blakeney for migrants, soooo as it was our last day it had to be done without the migrants anyway, good timing id say though. We were on the point turning the boat around to be dropped of on Blakeney when all the gulls and terns took flight, something was in the Air. A large raptor headed towards us, it was only a flaming Black Kite, bloody brilliant. The Boat dropped me off on the point and I walked back covering the area fairly well but could only find a Spotted Flycatcher, but then it was such a nice day there's no way any migrants would be dropping in..To be honest my scope never came out on the walk back.
Im dropping in a couple more Bee eater shots i processed today ;-) Remember to click on the image to enlarge them...

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