Friday, 22 February 2013

Norfolk birding

Great start to a long weekend break in Norfolk yesterday.  Black-bellied dipper in Thetford followed by rough-legged buzzard on the outskirts of Haddiscoe and then a visit to Stubbs Mill produced a male hen Harrier, a Merlin, 14 cranes, 1 barn owl and at least 26 marsh harrier. More to come, with photos when I get back!

Well, as promised, a few pics from the Norfolk trip. Final tally was 121 species, not too bad for a few days' birding. Highlights included the juvenile White-tailed eagle at Anmer, the rough-legged buzzards near Haddiscoe Marsh and the black-bellied dipper at Thetford. Great views of species like spotted redshank went down well too.

Black-bellied Dipper, Thetford: R Harris

Black-bellied Dipper, Thetford: R Harris

Spotted Redshank: R Harris

Black-tailed godwit: Andy Grinter
Knot: R Harris
Juv White-tailed Eagle: R Harris

Shaky vid - job to keep up with it!

Celebrating the White-tailed eagle are L-R:
Andy Grinter, John Oake and Steve Chorley
Pintail, female: R Harris

Red-crested Pochard, female: R Harris
Pair of spoonbill at Titchwell
Egyptian geese, Holkham Hall: R. Harris
Egyptian Goose: Andy Grinter
Shoveler, male: R Harris
Tree Sparrow: R Harris

Tree Sparrow: R Harris

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