Ormesby Little Broad Red-necked Grebe......
A Red-necked Grebe had been reported for several days on Rollesby Broad, but there was no sign of it today (15th). A drake Goldeneye, Tufted Ducks, 4 Great Crested Grebes and a Common Buzzard were of note.
A look around the Thurne/Ashby area found 11 Cranes on the fields with some feeding on maize. A Common Buzzard on the ground where a tractor had been ploughing and a Marsh Harrier were also seen here.
The drive through Repps was to take a long while due to road works and unfortunately there were no wild swans present on Ludham Airfield, which was the reason for going through Repps!
A drive back to Martham via the coast road did not fare much better, but a Roe Deer at Waxham was good to see, at a different site to normal.
After arriving back home, a text from Ken Saul informed me that the Red-necked Grebe was now being reported from Ormesby Little Broad, where it apparently had been the previous evening (must have missed that report!) and a further text from Ken saying it was there presently enticed me to venture out again.
Several scans from the viewpoint, overlooking Ormesby Little Broad could not find the grebe; a drake Goldeneye, Tufted Ducks, Common Buzzards and 2 Great Crested Grebes were seen. However, suddenly out of nowhere the Red-necked appeared from the bay to the left of the viewpoint and was observed for a good period, before it swam back and out of view to where it had emerged from initially. Later the grebe reappeared again and after some more time watching the grebe, I returned home, again!
Duetting Grus grus