Thursday, 18 December 2014

Black Brant at Cley!

Last chance saloon before Christmas for the 'Summer Wine Crew'! Brian, Norman and I started early and were on Cley reserve by 8.30. To be honest, there wasn't anything to really get the pulses racing, but we had some great views of two feeding Little Egrets and there were plenty of the expected waders: Avocets, Black-tailed Godwits, Golden Plover and so on. A Kingfisher and a pair of Stonechats were also noteworthy....

While Foggy & Clegg adjourned to the visitors centre, I walked round to the Coastguards, being rewarded by good views of one of the long-staying Black Brants and a seal pup resting on the beach.

Salthouse was pretty barren, so we moved westwards to Holkham. The fields along Lady Anne's Drive held a few Brents and Pinkfeet, but no unusual geese, so we moved on to our final stop at New Holkham. Despite it only being 1.00pm, we still saw at least five Red Kites, as well as several Common Buzzards. All in all, a great little session!













 

3 comments:

chris said...

Hi David. enjoy reading your blog every day. Just wondering I see your not an alpha binocular man as i see in one of your photo's whats that model you have? and how do you find them. Regards Chris

David said...

Hi Chris!
Sorry: only just noticed your comment :(
I have several pairs of binoculars: my 'best' are my old Optolith Alpins, but they're getting a bit passed it! The ones in the picture are Hawke Nature-Trek 10x42s: I got them as a special deal from a friend who owns a telescope company! I find they're great all-round bins!

chris said...

Just go's to show you don't have to spend a fortune.I have Hawkes 8x43 EDs great view to. Cheers Chris