Sunday, 10 January 2016

Swans n stuff

Saturday I tried to properly start year listing on the patch but it was a waste of time. There was pretty much bugger all about. A Seawatch produced a couple of Pintail, Gannets and 2000+ Cormorants with other crappy stuff. 5 Brent Geese were feeding on the OSW Fields. During the week, Woodcock, Snipe, Tawny Owl and Barn Owl whilst out running.

Sunday was a quick track around patch but didn't want to waste too much time so headed for Great Yarmouth North Dunes but it was dead too, a load of Ringed plover and Med Gulls was it.
After lunch we headed towards Horsey looking for Cranes, couldn't find any and nothing special in the hundred Pinkfooted Geese.
Visited the Ludham Winter Geese where good views of Whoopers and Bewicks.

Finished at the wonderful location of Stubbs Mill for the harrier roost.

Give or take 31 Marsh Harriers, 1 Hen Harrier a Barn Owl, 2 Kestrel a Merlin, Buzzard and a nice male Sparrowhawk I had a distant possible Rough legged buzzard but it was too brief and too far.

Finally groups of 3 and 2 Cranes finished a perfect day.


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