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Some new garden visitors

Monday 13th June 2022

Colin

Friday 20th May 2022

A more interesting week.

Monday 16th May 2022

Not much to report

Monday 2nd May 2022

Frampton Marsh RSPB - again

Wednesday 20th April 2022

Cley Marshes NWT Norfolk

Thursday 31st March 2022

A trip to the Brecks

Tuesday 15th March 2022

A lifer

Monday 28th February 2022

Back to the Norfolk coast

Friday 18th February 2022

West Suffolk for a change

Thursday 17th February 2022

Failure followed by success.

Saturday 5th February 2022

What a week for good weather.

Saturday 22nd January 2022

The beginning of a new year

Friday 14th January 2022

Final post for 2021

Friday 31st December 2021

Lakenheath Fen RSPB Suffolk

Monday 13th December 2021

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Monday 16th May 2022

After the previous week being a non-event, with the sun shining, I ventured forth to Dernford Reservoir for a couple of hours on 4th May. The previous day, a Black Tern had been showing really well for the cameras but it had moved on by the morning.

First to show was a pair of Mandarin.

There was a few Common Terns around, always an interesting subject for the camera.

and then a pair spending a long time mating - loads of photos but just a few kept. Here's one.

The next day, with the sun really shining. I went to Norfolk, specifically to visit RSPB Titchwell Marsh for the afternoon, my first visit for quite a while. First to visit though, as usual, was Thornham harbour where a Wheatear posed nicely.

Arriving at Titchwell, there were a few Avocets on the freshmarsh.

and then a 'paddlepast' of a pair of Greylag Geese with 20 goslings in tow.

I find it difficult to believe that one pair had successfully hatched 20 goslings. Was this a creche but I have never heard of it with Greylags, only Eiders - curious.

But the main activity was on the beach with low tide. Turnstones showed well

and a couple of Ringed Plovers.

A Bar-tailed Godwit was flighty at first but soon settled down allowing some close shots..

Surprisingly, it was still in winter plumage - probably a juvenile.

A lot of noise came from a small party of displaying Oystercatchers

and then time to move back to the reserve. The usual Gadwall

and a drake Pochard

overall, a decent day, if not that exciting. Still, look positive - better than last week!!!