Once I'd finished my meteorite-related work I decided to have a run around the patch in the unexpected pleasant sunshine. At the Fen I bumped into Kim and we had fleeting views of a Kingfisher and Bittern from Fen Hide: a few Fieldfares were enjoying the fallen apples at the end of the Sandy Path...
Another green-tagged Marshie (female R9) pounced on the Bittern every time it tried to change location!
We spent a few minutes looking for SEOs at Halvergate Bridge: none showed while we were there, but a distant Rough-legged Buzzard was good to see.
A move to Buckenham was instantly rewarding with good views of a pair of Peregrines: one perched on a gate-post, the other chasing Wigeon. As we walked down to the River Yare we nearly trod on a Jack Snipe, which squeaked in panic before flying into a gate! Before I could reposition to grab a photo, it shook itself and zig-zagged away along a ditch.
A flock of fourteen Avocet suddenly zoomed in from the East and landed on the scrape: here they fed for a while before being disturbed by the Peregrine, flying off and landing on the river! Next unexpected bird was a Slavonian Grebe which we saw at close range three times right by the first fishing stage: every time I turned the camera towards it, the wretched bird dived! I reckon it caught the flash of reflected sunlight from the objective of my lens. The feral Barnacles did a circuit, with the Ross' / Barnacle Goose hybrid providing decent photo-ops.
Returning to Strumpshaw. it was good to see a pair of Nuthatches frequently visiting the Reception Centre feeding station.