Monday, 2 May 2011

Finally, something to blog about - 2 May 11 East Norfolk

OK, I have been quite lazy and not blogged about much lately, but I had plenty of birds today, plus some nice photos so thought I'd post something about them.
I started out at a new site that I've discovered next to the River Bure. The best birds were a pair of Garganey that showed nicely on the edge of the scrape. The pair of Little Ringed Plovers were still present from my previous visit as was Common Sand and Bar-tailed Godwit. Still a few Tufted Duck and Pochard hanging around and the number of Common Terns loafing along the banks had increased to 6.
Next was a trip to Rush Hills Scrape which had plenty of birds on it. Top of the list was at least 3 Wood Sands, followed closely by a pair of summer-plumaged Spotted Redshanks. 6 Greenshank, Common Sand, Grey Plover and a small group of Common Teal gave a nice selection of birds to look through.
The visit was topped off by a nice female Ring Ouzel from the footpath between the church and the wood. It was pretty skitish though and ended up in the hedge at the back of the field.
I finished off with a trip to Waxham, but the wind was quite strong and getting onto stuff in the bushes was pretty difficult. Lots of Whitethroats and a nice Sedge Warbler singing from a blooming Hawthorn made some nice photo opportunities though.

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