Saturday, 4 April 2009

Spring Cracker

Another search for Ring Ouzel was more successful. I still didn't see one, but was nearby when a cracking male Redstart was found. Two Wheatear and 5 Swallow and Sand Martin were also seen, as well as s dull Redwing. A cruise around Heacham and Snettisham Coastal Park produced my first Willow Warbler (not even singing!) 5 Wheatear together at Heacham, three in the Coastal Park and two other individuals. A female Black Redstart was seen briefly and two more Swallow.
The evening finished at Chosley, were both Corn Bunting and Yellowhammer were showing well.

Dusky, anyone?
Friday produced some more raptors, including 5 Marsh harriers and the Harris Hawk grappling with a Buzzard and Crow. Another pair of Buzzard were seen nearby.
Thursday morning was spent in the mist at Kelling Water Meadows. Little was seen, but this Wren was singing in a very unusual manner, reminiscent of Yellowhammer, without the melodic ending!
Wednesday saw me looking for a Ring Ouzel at Heacham. It wasn't seen, but a Barn Owl kept me company for over 1/2 hour and an orange-legged Greylag was seen!

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