Sunday, 19 October 2014

Mixed bag at Waxham and Horsey!

Having had enough of crowds for the time being, Linda and I headed east to Waxham just after dawn, hoping to intercept a rare phyllo or two....

Sadly, we didn't! The bushes and scrub at 'Shangri La' may have held some goodies, but all we found were Goldcrests and Robins: overhead, skein after skein of Pink-footed Geese moved north along the coast.

We moved in the opposite direction to Horsey, parking by the mill and walking towards the sea. Here things were a little more productive, with two groups of Common Cranes ( a two and a three) while the hedges and sunflower fields held Bramblings and at least three Ring Ouzels. A pair of dapper Stonechats followed us along the path.

A move to Walcott was an utter waste of time, the only bird of any note being a rather pale male Marsh Harrier....