A very quiet walk around Sparham, produced no new migrants. I finally caught up with Little Egret here this year, but the highlight came in the form on a wonderful Roe Deer. A brood of Greylag goslings were seen.
Further down the valley it was pleasing to find a Little Ringed Plover at a traditional breeding site, after the brief earlier bird at Sparham.
Swanton Morley was equally as quiet. The Lesser Whitethroat was rattling again and a small group of Swallow were still present.
A brief stop at Guist produced a pair of Marsh Harrier, 4 Common Buzzard, the Harris Hawk and 3 Little Egret.
Wednesday 14th April
Cloud cover and a still wind might have contributed to both Common Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler arriving since y'day. A Hirundine flock of c 25 birds included at least 1 House Martin and 2 Sand Martin. Other scarcer birds for the site were also seen, including Yellowhammer, Collared Dove and Kingfisher. A single Herring Gull flew over, as did a Lapwing.
Norfolk Bird Info to:
Norfolk 376 UK400, 364 BOU, Year 177, Route 126, Sp 92, SM 95, SF 48