Thursday, 1 January 2015

New Year's Day: more effort required!

Linda & I left home early for a thrash along the North Coast, starting at Salthouse and turning back at Titchwell, taking in Cley, Morston, Wells, Burnham Overy, Holkham, New Holkham and Choseley en route.

Unfortunately the high winds and gloomy overcast kept most of the small birds buried in the hedgerows, but we did manage to see six species of goose, nine ducks and plenty of waders. The only raptors were Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier and Kestrel: no Buzzards or RLBs, no Merlins and no Peregrines. Owls failed to put in an appearance, despite a lot of searching....

Our final bird was a Pied Wagtail on Tesco's roof, bringing our total to 82.









 

2 comments:

Ben Moyes said...

Believed I passed you David at Titchwell near the Water Rail ditch as you were heading out on the reserve. Glad you had a good day! Ben

David said...

Hi Ben!
You should've said hello!
Hope you had a better one! LOL!