However, I have managed to fit in some birding, but not as much as I would have liked!
Spent a couple of late hours at Swanton Morley. There was a Pike fishing competition going on around Curly's Lake, so little was present there and a large working party was preparing Holkham Lake, so this was also very quiet! Even so, I still manged to find a pair of Wigeon on the Middle Lake and finally heard the Cetti's Warbler by the river! The Bittern was reported again from Holkham Lake - hopefully it might be in the same place tomorrow morning! No Hen Harrier or Pink-footed Goose were noted - birds I missed the day before (and no Collared Dove either - for DA!)
Saturday 6th February
A quick 20 minute trip to Whitlingham Lane was very productive, particularly due to the birders who got me straight onto the birds (thanks - particularly to Andy!) The Ring-necked Duck was asleep as usual, and the 1st winter Scaup was distant, but active. Showing well was th Red-necked Grebe and, even more so, a Water Vole. The Great Northern Diver appear across the Lake, over the photographers heads! On two occasions I saw a bird that I am sure was a female Scaup (see distant pic from front on), but I hesitate as no-one else has reported it! (Something I have learned to add since seeing a distant bird at Waveney that I thought was a Rough-leg, mentioning it to DA, but not following it up! Then 2 more were seen!!)
Norfolk Bird Info to:
Norfolk 364 BOU, 376 UK400, Year 152, Route 86, Sp 72, SM 77, SF 34