Saturday, 15 March 2014

15th March

So firstly an update from the week, Monday the female Stonechat was still around the old sewage works. Then on the Thursday I found 5 Rock Pipits together on the beach at least 1 was a Littoralis with a striking super and blue grey head, the other 4 were Littoralis or Petrosus, I could tell they were the much duller looking Pipits. Also whilst walking along the shore I noticed 12 Gannets feeding close offshore right before the fog rolled in, amazing scene.

So back to today, a seawatch from Corton OSW produced a drake and duck Velvet Scoter today, also seen coming north from Langard. A Rock Pipit on the beach, a few Gannets and Red-throated Divers was about it, nothing in the woodland.
Back to the house and my first Singing Chiffchaff of the year.

Now had some breakfast then headed south to test the van, yes finally got it back and the bill for 1100 quid. No going out for us very far for a good while. Anyway got to Breydon Water where there was still a good 300 Avocets, a Peregrine, 12 Pintail 70 Black-tailed Godwit and a Knot. Plus the usual wildfowl and gulls.

Then headed north doing the touristy things, Horsey etc. but ended up at Stubbs Mill for the evening, very disappointing really with only 3 Common Crane, 6 Marsh Harrier 8 Egyptian Geese a Muntjack and a Peregrine. Oh yes and 2 Singing Chiffchaff and really nice views of 2 Kingfisher on the bridge by Stubbs Mill viewpoint.

A mixed bag today but a very nice day and the van made it back in one piece hoorah...

Couple of videos ive added to You tube again.


Common Crane

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