Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Half term

Part of a flock of 16 Snow Bunting, Baited to the eyeballs and extremely tame... Great views, a hell of a lot easier than trying to get shots at Holkham!!

A solitary Pink foot close to Lady Annes Drive at Holkham NNR

Blackwit at Titch (Black tailed Godwit at Titchwell)

Half term saw me record 131 species over the week, not bad considering that most of the time we stayed local. 4 Grebes, 8 Geese, 17 Ducks, 10 Raptors (including Owls), 9 Finches (+ Crossbill) and 5 Buntings.... it all adds up! A great morning in Holkham bay revealed GNDiver, Razorbill, 6 Slavonian Grebes, 2 RNGrebe, Long tailed Duck and Velvet Scoter along with masses of Common Scoter and good numbers of Eider. The Black Brant showed well amoungst the Brents (Dark bellied) and the Shorelarks and Snow Bunts abliged around the Saltings. Crossbills gave amazing views at Dersingham (finally!) and the Woodlarks were in full song.... Roll on Spring!


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