Monday, June 27, 2005


Young Reed Bunting at Snettisham Costal Park

A morning visit to Titchwell in the hope of catching up with Bittern paid off with one low over the reeds seen from the main path, it is great to hear that these birds have sucessfully raised and are now feeding young, the first confirmed breeding in many years. other than the Bittern it was pretty standard stuff with Spotty spotted Redshank, Common Sandpiper and Little Gulls on the fresh Marsh. We would had waited longer for the bittern to show but leaft early after a Red-necked Phalarope was repoted at Burnham Norton. On arriving at the pool there was no sighn of the bird and with visitors arriving back home we couldnt stay out too long. After waiting at the pools with no further sighn we headed back to the car and were just thinking of leaving when someones phone rang with a message to say ''its back on the pool!'' The bird was showing when we reached the pools though was too distant for a pic. A Spotted Flycatcher obliged in the carpark on our return, with a female pochard and her 4 young resting in the reeds


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