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Sunday, 2 February 2020

Black Redstart at Potter Heigham

Since we needed some more bird food, Linda and I made a visit to Potter Heigham just before midday: we knew a female-type Black Redstart had been frequenting the area around Herbert Woods carpark, so we took our bins and cameras.

After finishing the shopping we walked across to the far side of Latham's parking area and immediately bumped into Ian Brittain and several other old acquaintances: they had seen the bird and advised us where to look. After a few minutes, the bird appeared by some large bins, allowing distant views: Linda and I were pleased to find we were sharing this delightful bird with ex-pupil and chum Tina and her aunt Tonia!

The bird gradually moved nearer, before flying across to a public footpath to the east of the river. From here we enjoyed really close views, and - from a nearby footbridge - discovered two distant Cattle Egrets. On the way home we searched through a roadside flock of Pinkfeet, but there was nothing out of the ordinary with them.

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