Sunday, 24 February 2013

101 +RLB

Quick update on patchbirding score-101 now, with the addition of 3 Goosander flying upriver on Tuesday (2 male 1 female). Well ahead of where I was expecting to be at this time of the year, I am currently in 2nd place in the 'inland' East anglia  league so am quite happy with that, still room for improvement though!

Hoping for a couple of additions this week, I have been told that there are a few Pintail in the pool by Buckenham mill so hopefully they will stay put until  the morning for an extra point.

Today I headed to Reedham with the hope of seeing the Rough Legged Buzzards which have been hanging around the Waveny Forest area, rather than driving all the way around via Yarmouth I thought I'd give it a go from the other side. The result was fantastic views of one individual flying around and perched on a gate, very handily a common buzzard was perched on the opposite side of the same gate! A cracking chance to really study the finer differences between the two species, good views were had from the riverside car park and also from the railway bridge just before the swing bridge, this gave me height and a wide view of the marshes. Glad I finally had a chance to get down there to see these great birds of prey.

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