Thursday, 7 May 2009

Spring Catch-up .......

One of the delights of spending time on the Norfolk coast - Barn Owls are never difficult birds to see . Hopefully there are a few more surprises to come but the spring's edited highlights so far have been good !
4 May Ring Ouzel Snettisham. 2 May A stunning Male Golden Pheasant in the Brecks. 27 April Whiskered Tern Paxton Pits. 26 April ICELAND GULL past Holme from the Dunes as well as 3 Ring Ouzels and posing Grasshopper warbler. 25 April BLACK HEADED WAGTAIL at Titchwell. 24 April A superb adult SPOONBILL found on ken hill Marsh, and still present early the next morning. 18 april 2 Dark Phase Arctic Skuas past Holme as well as 3 Gannets. 17 April 3 Black Necked Grebes 4 Little Gulls Pentney Gravel Pits 16 April Juvenile Kittiwake briefly settling on Holme Marsh at a time when the sea was seemingly dead !!
14/12 April 2 Black Redstarts Old Hunstanton. 9 April Blue Headed wagtail with Yellow Wagtails Old Hunstanton. 6 April Crossbill. Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park. Red Kite Peregrine Sandringham. 5 april 2 Cranes circling over Holme before turning back east. 4 April 10 Crossbills Black Redstart Snettisham. Male Common Redstart Heacham. 31 March at least 5 Porpoise in a prolonged performance off the dunes at Holme

Whiskered Tern Paxton Pits 27 April - either a blob on a stick or a very optimistic record shot !

Black Headed wagtail Titchwell 25 April

Spoonbill Ken Hill Marsh 24 April.

Chiff Chaff Snettisham 20 April

Black Necked Grebes Pentney Gravel Pits - a rather optimistic record shot

Grasshopper Warbler Holme above Snettisham below

Black Redstart Old Hunstanton 12/14 April

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