I have just returned from a couple of days up in Norfolk. I did manage to spend a 4 hours out and about on Saturday morning. The skies were blue, without a cloud in the sky for most of the day but the wind was a brisk north-westerly.This meant there was quite a chill in the air, so holding the scope steady to digi-scope was not worth trying, except for the rough shots of my local wintering flock of swans.
A short list of my highlights follows.
Red-throated Diver: 15 were on the sea north of Sea Palling.
Whooper & Bewick’s Swan: a mixed flock of around 60 were feeding on sugar beet tops on the old Ludham airfield.
Tundra Bean Goose: 7 were in a field just north of West Somerton.
Pink-footed Goose: 45 with the above geese.
Common Buzzard: a very pale breasted bird was on the ground amongst the sheep.
Common Crane: one was feeding in a field beside the A1064 this morning.
Golden Plover: 400 in a sheep field alongside the Horsey Road.
Lapwing: 350 in the same field.
Fieldfare: 200 also feeding here.
Snow Bunting: 50+ were on the beach.
Whooper and Bewick’s Swan
Whooper cygnets (above) adult & cygnet (below)