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Thursday, February 07, 2013

7th February

I had a day's leave today to take my wife up to Norfolk to stay with her mum who has been unwell. Sally isn’t keen on using the underground so I said that I would drive her there. Her sister thought that I was mad to drive there and back, especially as snow showers were predicted. Sally said “he will probably go birding on the way home”. She wasn’t wrong. I was hoping to catch up with the long staying Black-bellied Dipper in Thetford.
Did I dip on the dipper or did it delight me?
The heard of Bewick’s Swans on the site of the old Ludham airfield had increased to numbers I had never witnessed before. There were at least 300 present, though these were quite nervy and could only be really watched from the car or from a long way away.
Is there anything out of place here?
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A small part of the heard that were spread out across a very large field feeding on some kind of crop and bathing in the large puddles.
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Birds were coming and going in the short time I was there.
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2 comments:

glen said...

That dipper is a lovely bird...Dippers are in my top ten....And the lesser woody too Great news all round

Tony Duckett said...

Dippers are one of my favourites, that is why I really wanted to see this bird.