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Monday, February 03, 2014

3rd February

I spent a fairly enjoyable weekend up on the east coast of Norfolk, the weather was glorious. I was there for a mixture of business and pleasure, meaning that I could only bird early mornings and Saturday afternoon.

The Highlights being: 2 Shorelarks, 2 Snow Buntings, Marsh Harriers, 1000’s of Pink footed Geese, 4 Common Cranes and 16 Mediterranean Gulls. 

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There were 2 Shorelarks within a  stones throw of Great Yarmouth.

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Just over a month ago I hadn’t seen this species in the UK, these were my 2nd & 3rd.

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Winter can be a good time to see this species in the Horsey Mill, Waxham Area.

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The bird on the extreme left of the picture below has some a strange plumage.

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Bewick’s and Whooper Swans in a field by the A149 at Catfield.

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The bird in the middle was present here last winter.

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The Pleasure Beach in Great Yarmouth during the winter is a great place to see Med Gulls. It is the only time you will catch me there.

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