A drive through Hickling and along the coast road from Sea Palling ensued, but very little was apparent, until we got to Waxham, where three ‘small deer’ were together on a field. Initial thoughts were of Chinese Water Deer, but on stopping, it was found that these were in fact Roe Deer, consisting of a male, a female and a juvenile. The juvenile kept close to its mother, with the buck a short distance away, all grazing on the emerging wheat crop.
Eventually, all three moved off into the adjacent trees, but not before a Chinese Water Deer emerged, making a very good comparison between the two species.
Several Marsh Harriers and a small skein of Pink-feet were seen at Horsey, along with another Chinese Water Deer and finally a Barn Owl was seen hunting over the marshes north of Somerton Mill.
November 9th continued......
Common Redshank Teal Great Black-backed Gull
G B-b Gull Dark-bellied Brent Goose
Common Gull Mussel-dropping sequence...
Great Black-backed Gull with fishing line on left leg