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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

7th December

Not an awful lot happening, not that I want any cold weather, but that is likely to be the only way we get any new visitors to the park.

Chiffchaff: one was feeding with a flock of Long-tailed tits and Goldcrest in area 36.

European Wigeon: the pair are still present.

Northern Pintail: the drake is also present and like the above coming to feed in area 35.

As things are a bit quiet here are a few snaps taken on a trip to Norfolk, where I managed to connect with the Western Sandpiper at Cley, alas no photos. 

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A canopy feeding Yellow-browed Warbler at Titchwell

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Green-winged Teal amongst 1000’s of Common Teal and at times really hard to locate, but not on this occasion.

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The photo below shows how the Green-wing differs from the Common Teal.

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The drake below caught his wing in water as he came in to land and ended up doing a cartwheel.

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Black-tailed Godwit (above) and Little Egret (below)

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Cley reserve and Pats Pool one of the areas that the Western Sandpiper likes to frequent, though in the last couple of days it has taken to spending time on Arnolds Marsh.

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More Pink-footed Geese come in off the sea, Dark-bellied Brent Geese are present in large numbers and if you look closely amongst the flock you could find Pale- bellied Brent’s as well.

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A strange posture

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