June 20th - 27th
June 20th continued......
18 Spoonbills and more besides......
A leisurely drive along the Norfolk coast with Jason Nichols (27th) saw a Red Kite just before Roughton, before arriving at the Walsey Hills pond.
There was no sign of the Pochard duckling seen there a week ago but 3 more Pochard ducklings (much smaller than the individual from last week) were there with their mother. A Little Grebe was also present.
A drive along Beach Road, Cley found an Avocet on the Eye Field ‘pond’, but very little else.
At the flooded areas, just east of Wells saw at least 18 Spoonbills on the far bank and one flew in to feed in the open water closer to the path. Several Little Egrets, Avocets and at least 20 Black-tailed Godwits were also of note here.
Hobby Pochard duckling Little Grebe
Green-winged Teal with Teal and Avocet