January 17th continued......
Cormorant Spoonbill Greenshank
Grey Partridges Black-tailed (left) and Bar-tailed Godwits
Common Gull consuming Mussel with Turnstones in attendence!
Common Gull Grey Plover
A quality avien selection at Ormesby Little Broad & an Arctic gull at Cley......
A frosty start to the day (24th) began at Filby with Jason Nichols, where a look at Ormesby Little Broad proved very rewarding.
The reported 2 redhead Smew (via Ken Saul) were soon located at the far side of the broad, opposite the viewpoint and the Red-necked Grebe, which had been present for several days was seen shortly after.
At least 6 Great Crested Grebes were present and two were pair-bonding and territorial disputes were very prevalent. Several Tufted Duck and a pair of Shoveler were also seen.
A scan along the reedbeds of the partly frozen Broad, eventually ‘came up trumps’, with a Bittern preening in the reeds, directly across from the viewpoint.
On the way back to the car park 2 Grey Herons were seen and a Goldcrest was good to see, endeavouring to find food amidst the branches of the Oaks.