Tuesday, 24 March 2015


Jim found a black-redstart opposite Buckenham on Sunday afternoon, so first thing monday morning I was down there checking out the roof of the pub. Luckily for me it was still there, a lovely little bird, although a little distant for photography I did have a go. Amazingly this is by fourth new species for the Mid Yare this year already!

On the way back to the office the woods were alive with chiffchaffs singing, clearly a small arrival finally! I also had good views of a Goldcrest which posed for a few quick snaps.

Today I was carrying out routine checks and looked up to see a subadult male Hen Harrier flying over the fen, a quick fumble in the bag for my camera produced another poor shot...always a great bird to see though!

Tommorrow I am having a look for the Ring Necked Duck and Scaup that have been in the eastern reaches of the patch, fingers crossed!

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