January 2011

In our Bradwell garden a female Blackcap (taken through window)

And a few hungry Gulls

Wickhampton Marshes: Lots of Pinkfeet




A flock of c.60 Fieldfare

5th Ness Point to Hamilton Docks Lowestoft. To try to see Iceland Gull and success as you can see below:




Iceland Gull 1st winter plumage

9th Hickling NWT/Stubbs Mill Raptor Point. Sunny all day and some good sightings. From Raptor Watchpoint: Good number of Marsh Harriers coming to roost, I did not attempt to count total roost, but did count 26 all in view at one time. I also sighted a male Hen Harrier, Barn Owl, 7 Cranes flying in from south, and a Kingfisher in dyke behind watchpoint. Other people saw a Bittern, Ringtail Harrier and Merlin.

The Cranes

Marsh Harrier with Horsey Mill in background

18th A morning trip from the rugby Club along Breydon South Wall on a sunny fairly still day. Main interest were the Brent Geese.

The flock of Pale Bellied Brent Geese

Some of the flock

In flight from rear

In flight side view

Little Egret feeding on Breydon

Little Egret in flight

Some Avocets

Late afternoon trip to Burgh Castle area.


A male Hen Harrier with full crop was the highlight at 3.45

Other sightings Barn Owl, Marsh Harriers and a Woodcock at dusk.
31st Strumpshaw Fen and Buckenham Marshes RSPB

Female Peregrine inspecting her larder! Buckenham Marshes

Joined by her mate!

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