A later start (due to Megan's birthday presents!) had expectations at more on rout sightings. However, this didn't materialize and the first Barn Owl was seen just S of Holt - a 'new' site for this species. Two Linnets twittered over Walsey Hills, where skeins of 24, 40 and c100 Pink-footed Geese flew E/SE, 3 Marsh Harriers were, again, seen and two groups of 14 and 18 Black-tailed Godwit flew W.
At Salthouse a male Shoveler feed ferociously, whilst Wigeon and to a lesser extent Teal were more obvious. The Barn Owl made a brief appearance.
A small flock of feeding Redwing held an outsider in the form of a Mistle Thrush.
Slowing down at Sheringham Wood to see if the Barn Owl was there again, produced the major surprise of a Little Owl, perched in exactly the same place! It seemed a particularly 'white' bird, with its flecking being particularly prominent!
I decided to get out at lunchtime and was pleasantly surprised to find 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese amongst c 50 Dark-bellied. I couldn't catch the Snow Bunting flock in the distance and the only other birds of note was a flock of c 50 lapwing and a single Snipe.
Norfolk Bird Info to:
Norfolk 364 BOU, 376 UK400, Year 107, Route 75, Sp 25, SM 47, SF 32