Photo Diary 5

January 17th - 24th

January 17th continued......

Holk-Brancaster 1 Blakeney-Morston Blakeney-Morston 2

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.

 

24th Jan (14)

Red-necked Grebe

24th Jan (1) 24th Jan (3)

Smew

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