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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Norfolk ramblings

I was out with Mark and Pete last Sunday and we decided on a trip to Norfolk, it was not a very good start though, after a two and half hour stake out at the Wolferton Triangle no Golden Pheasants had revealed themselves to us then with news the White Tailed Eagle was sat in a tree at Houghton Hall we shot off there only to find the bird had flown and there were no further sightings up until we left just after midday. We fared a bit better during the afternoon along the North Norfolk coast, Wells produced a Black Brant among the Dark Bellied Brents plus a few Bar Tailed Godwits, although most of the Geese seemed to have cleared out already there were still a good few Pinkfeet and White Fronts at Holkham Freshmarsh as well as several Little Egrets, Marsh Harriers and Buzzards plus Egyptian Geese. There was a good selection of stuff at Titchwell as usual including Bramblings on the feeders, 60+ Avocets back in as well as Black Tailed Godwits, Grey and Golden Plovers, Spotted Redshanks etc, Common Scoter and Long Tailed Ducks on the sea plus a ringtail Hen Harrier flew over. Late afternoon we thought we’d try Wolferton again on the way home, a Muntjac was showing well from us getting there, then eventually two male Golden Pheasants walked out and fed on the grass verge for around five mins, a pleasing end to the day particularly after missing them earlier.

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