Monday, 15 December 2014

Weekend wandering the patch

Like many other people, I was out and about this weekend trying my best to claw back some of those 'easy' species which I appear to have missed so far this year.
On Saturday I got the train to Cantley and walked around the beet factory, around Cantley, Buckenham and Strumpshaw and then back through Brundall to home, an enjoyable walk in glorious sunshine.
Unfortunately there were not a huge number of birds about, but as always there were some highlights.

Sugar factory;
2 chiffchaffs together with a tit flock
1800 lapwing
64 ruff
1 water pipit
3-5 bearded tots
2 pintail
1 green sand
1 dunlin
8 curlew
1 peregrine

Fox enjoying the first rays of winter sun
Buckenham & Cantley
3 buzzard
4 marsh harrier (including a tagged bird I couldnt quite see- looked like white left pale blue right but too distant to be sure- any info would be appreciated)
60 golden plover
600 lapwing
530 wigeon
no geese to speak of apart from a single barnacle

Yesterday I was working in the office but managed to take a few pics of some of the residents.


  1. That'll be 'wandering' Ben! LOL!

  2. Lol it certainly will be, although at times I was wondering what I was doing lol.
    Ps I opened lackford run today so if you fancy a squelch around the whole reserve it's all there to enjoy, although it's very quiet at the moment!