Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Bits and Bobs in the NW

Decided to head up to the NW, today. A flock of 14 Whimbrel were nice, with 2 other birds nearby. A couple of singing Tree Pipits were found, as well as singing Woodlark, although the wind hampered! Onto Titchwell, where warblers dominated, with very few waders, a pair of Ruddy Duck were still present. Better views of the Whinchat were had from the A149. Spring continued to move on with young Moorhen and Coot. Yet another hybrid Canada / Greylag was seen. Unfortunately, I left c 1/2 hour before the 1st summer Red-footed Falcon flew through (although I spoke to someone who was there and didn't see it!)
Spent some time at the Montagu's site, where a male and one, maybe two females cruised around, showing well. Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk were also seen.

Part of the Whimbrel flock at Roydon Common.

Dodgy picture of Tree Pipit and not so dodgy Whitethroat.

I seem to see hybrids all over the place, now! Moorhen and Coot chicks, Titchwell.
Male and female Montagu's Harriers at the very unsecret site!

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