Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Oh you Little Bustard!

I spent the morning on the patch at Strumpshaw, Buckenham & Cantley: to be honest, there was very little about, the star items at the Fen being a distant Fox and a pair of Stonechats. Other birds there included a dozen Marsh Harriers, a couple of Bullfinches and a few Cetti's. By the Hall, a Peacock was in fine fettle....

Buckenham held a few distant Pink-feet and Marshies, while the only bird of note at Cantley was a possible Caspian Gull.

Returning home, I noticed a guy peering into a ploughed field along Bullacebush Lane. He was only armed with a small, cheap-looking pair of binoculars, so I didn't stop to ask what he'd found. Arriving home, Martin e-mailed to say that a Little Bustard had been reported in that general area. I wonder....

(Edit: I now find that a Little B was reportedly picked up dead at Blofield. Confusing, since RBA has a red star on its map saying 'No sign of the Little Bustard'. Not surprising, if it's dead! )

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