Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Lapland consolation!

Martin and I made our way to Hickling through the fog and drizzle, arriving early enough to catch the reported White-tailed Eagle leaving its roost: sadly, if it did, we didn't see it! We enjoyed a walk around the reserve, though, seeing Bearded Tits, Little Egrets, a Green Sandpiper and a crow eating a fish!

As the weather was improving slightly, we moved on to Weybourne: no sign of Thursday's Iceland Gull, but good views of 5 or 6 Lapland Buntings. The light was appalling, but I managed a few photos of these delightful mouse-like birds. Two Snow Buntings added to the day's total.

After coffee we walked down to Kelling Quags: nothing to report and nothing on the ploughed fields on the Heath, so we headed home, stopping to enjoy the pair of Mandarin Ducks on the local patch.

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