Tuesday, 16 January 2018

A breezy walk around the Fen

Brian seems to be on the mend (he's been suffering from the same lurgy that seems to have afflicted half the population recently!) so we met at Strumpshaw for a couple of hours trudging through the mud.

Despite the high winds a few bits and pieces made it an enjoyable walk round: Bearded Tit, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Goldcrest and a flock of six or seven Bullfinches being the highlights. Lots of Marsh Harriers and Water Deer, of course, while overhead a huge RAF A400M Atlas made several circuits of East Norfolk. A really large flock - say 200+ - of Fieldfares crossed the river from the pumphouse.

(Thanks to Brian and Paul for I/d-ing the aircraft!)

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