Broadland Bounty

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Adult Iceland, accompanied by a couple of Mediterranean Gull – Mautby 

I took a short trip outside the Bird Club boundary yesterday afternoon, in an attempt to add a couple of Norfolk year ticks to my list. At Mautby the Hooded Crow was elusive (luckily I had seen it well a few weeks previous) but the adult Iceland Gull did show itself eventually, albeit rather briefly. At Filby Broad the Red-necked Grebe was just about as far away as it was possible to get. I got equally distant views of a two Cranes at Brograve Levels, but at least they’re a pretty big target to search for. Walcot produced the usual collection of winter gulls, including a couple of colour-ringed individuals.

Colour-ringed Herring Gull, Walcot

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One comment on “Broadland Bounty

  1. […] After my early morning vigil at the allotment yesterday I walked a loop through Felbrigg Park, along the Weaver’s Way to Lower Gresham and returned via the Stone Cross. There were a few birds of interest along the way, starting with the obliging Water Rail, busy feeding in Scarrow Beck, just inside the back gate. The usual assemblage of wildfowl were on the water meadow and lake but I couldn’t find any Shoveler. Marsh Tit were calling along the western edge of the lake. On my way back from Gresham, a pair of Mistle Thrush were at the Stone Cross and eight Buzzards, engaged in display flights, drifted slowly west. In the afternoon I strayed outside the NENBC recording area, in search of a few much needed Norfolk Year Ticks, click link for details. […]

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