Sunday, 30 April 2017

Beccles and back: raptors everywhere!

Linda and I had two good reasons for getting up early and driving to Beccles: the first was the biannual Antiques Fair which is always a good way to spend a couple of hours. The whole centre of the town is given over to antiques and collectables stalls and we managed to find a few items to add to our collections, as well as some delightful linen napkins for our next dinner party! After coffee and cake we drove back towards Norwich, heading north into the Yare Valley to check some data for a project of mine that's nearing completion.

We managed to see quite a good selection of raptors (despite the somewhat cool wind) including Red Kite, Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Marsh Harrier. It's interesting to note that our Marshies are increasingly adopting the continental behaviour of hunting over - and possibly nesting in - arable fields.

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