Buckenham Buzzards & Kites......
A morning out with Jason Nichols (30th) began at Buckenham, where 6 Red Kites and 5 Common Buzzards were seen, along the stretch of road from Strumpshaw Refuse Tip to Buckenham Station, both in flight and perched in Oak trees.
At Buckenham Station an Ivy patch, although not fully in flower yet was attracting large amounts of insects, mainly Wasp species, which two Hornets were preying on.
A visit to Cockshoot Broad followed where there had been reports of an Osprey. Two Kingfisher and 2 Great Crested Grebes were seen and a Common Buzzard, Cetti’s Warbler and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were heard whilst Migrant and Brown Hawkers were present from the hide, but no Osprey on this occasion.
Common Buzzard Red Kite
Hornet with Wasp prey Decoy Dyke, Cockshoot A rather large Heron!