Saturday, 28 April 2018

Norfolk - 18.3.18


A trip up with George and Matt Moreton in very icy conditions was a mixed bag as two of our targets didn't show but I did manage a couple more Norfolk ticks. First stop was Santon Downham for my second attempt at the Parrot Crossbill flock but again I failed. We also failed to find any Lesser-spotted Woodpecker but Marsh Tit and a nice male Brambling made up for it.

At Cockley Cley our hoped for Willow Tit and Goshawk also failed. Another Marsh Tit and a Norfolk tick Red Kite eased the dipping!

At Lakenheath/Hockwold washes we walked up to view over the washes and had a couple of Little Egrets quickly followed by another Norfolk tick in the shape of a Great White Egret as it flew over. As we had just lowered our bins from watching that Matt says there's a Spoonbill! Sure enough not too far away was a lovely Spoonbill amazingly awake but quite quickly it realised it had been rumbled and flew off to join the GW Egret! A Whooper Swan was showing well too.

Our last stop was Cavenham Heath where quite quickly George found 2 Stone Curlew huddled down against the wind.

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