Thursday, 17 January 2019

Sculthorpe Moor: Redpolls, Siskins, Bullfinches and more besides!

Today Linda and I took a run out to Sculthorpe Moor H&OT reserve. This was our first visit in a few years, and we were really pleasantly surprised!

This is how a bird reserve should be run: fantastic paths and hides, well-stocked feeders to attract birds and helpful, knowledgeable volunteers. In our short visit we enjoyed close up views of Bramblings, Siskins, Lesser and Mealy Redpolls, Marsh and Coal Tits and - best of all - good numbers of Bullfinches. Raptors included Buzzards and Red Kites...
Good to bump into old Strumpshaw chum Kim, who'd had good views of a family of Otters.

After lunch nearby at the terrific 'Four Winds Cafe' we headed home by way of Thornham Harbour, Brancaster and Cley, just ahead of a very wintry shower and high winds.

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