November 2010
 
20th Sat: RSPB Breydon Water boat trip. Dry, still but dull conditions for this trip so photos are not the best, but I hope might entice you onto next trip 4th December where many thousands of birds should be seen. Tel: 01603 715191 if interested.

Some of the crew!

 

A few Widgeon
 

A few feeding Avocets
 

Some Golden Plover with scattering of Lapwing in foreground
 

More Golden Plover
 

22nd RSPB Strumpshaw Fen
 

Three otters seen from information hide
 

 

Below some photos of the Starling roost arrivals

Whooshing in low over the water
 

Now higher
 

Arial manoeuvres
 

How many?


23rd
Great Yarmouth in the Matalan/LIDL area

Good number of Waxwings still present
 

 


8th
Harveys Lane and Gapton Marshes. I spotted a female Sparrowhawk sitting in a tree on the far side of an adjacent field. It was still there on my return Journey, but harassed by a Magpie. They chased around and last sighting was Sparrowhawk in hot pursuit of the Magpie. Of course the magpie might have paid the ultimate price for its cheek? Also seen from Lane large flock of Goldfinches, Song Thrush, Green and Greater Spotted Woodpeckers

Gapton Marshes Snipe calls signalled a Female Hen Harrier also sighted Marsh Harrier, another Sparrowhawk male?, Kestrel and Barn Owl.  

Sparrowhawk see barred tail top left and Magpie bottom right.

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