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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Bean Geese and Shorelarks: a great day in North Norfolk...

Norman picked me up at 7.00am for a run up to the north coast. Still no sign of the Aylmerton Hooded Crow and very little at Cley, so we carried on to Holkham. A brisk walk out to the 'usual spot' and a little patience found us enjoying fabulous views of forty or so Shorelarks. We didn't have to chase them: they flew right up to us!

Before a cuppa at Titchwell we visited the group of five Taiga Beans by the approach road: good to see these scarce visitors at reasonably close range and in sufficiently good sunshine to see just how orange their legs are! A walk out to the seashore turned up a dark falcon - presumably a chunky Peregrine - and a few sea ducks, including Red-breasted Merganser, Scoter and Goldeneye.

And so home, picking up three Red Kites and numerous Buzzards on the way...


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