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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

A Bittern saves the day at Strumpshaw....

I suppose it's that time of year, when migration has all but finished and temperatures are not low enough to bring timid residents like Water Rails out into the open: I've never known Strumpshaw so devoid of birdlife as it was this morning. Apart from a couple of Buzzards and the usual Marsh Harriers, hardly any birds put in an appearance from 7.00am until I left at 10.45. There wasn't a single duck or goose in front of Tower Hide! However, the day was saved by a small, dark Bittern, which, having been disturbed by the reed cutters, flew in front of Fen Hide.

A move to Buckenham added a flock of Barnacle Geese and a mini-murmuration of Starlings to a meagre day-list!


roger ansell said...

Go and see the whitefronts a Cantley David. Over 60 seen last weekend. That'll cheer you up :)

David said...

Thanks for the heads-up Roger!¬