Tuesday, 16 March 2010

A Twitch and a 'Good' Find!

After a quiet trip to Swanton Morley Y'day - with the highlights being two pairs of Oystercatcher in situ, 49 Tufted Duck, 3 Wigeon and singing Marsh Tit and Reed bunting - I succumbed to going to see the Slavonian Grebes at Ormesby Broad.
On route I stopped off at Bowthorpe and had a much better experience with the Waxwings!
At Ormesby 2 Slavonian Grebes showed well, but a little distant from the screen, with another bird even more distant to the left. A much closer bird was seen on Filby Broad, where there was still a reasonable quota of Goldeneye.
Two Red Kite and up to 12 Common Buzzard were seen, with 8 Buzzard circling and displaying and two more perched up together.
At Sparham the pools were much quieter, although 13 Goosander (5 drakes) were still present, showing some tendency to display and a 'good' find of a drake Red-crested Pochard. A juv Lesser Black-backed Gull flew over. The usual woodland birds were seen and amorous Oystercatchers were about!

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Norfolk 364 BOU, 376 UK400, Year 160, Route 110, Sp 81, SM 83, SF 36

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