We are back from a two week camping trip to windy Norfolk and Suffolk where we saw 111 species and I added Little Gull, Nightjar, Woodcock, Grey Partridge, Golden Oriole (heard only), Stone Curlew, Pectoral Sandpiper plus Pink Flamingo (of unknown origin!) to my 2010 year list which now totals 154. We enjoyed many walks and had a handful of sightings of flying Bitterns and numerous encounters, albeit at some distance, of Marsh Harriers including watching food passes plus Nightingales feeding their newly fledged youngsters.
To keep things ticking over, while I put together a series of posts of the locations that we visited, here are a few images.
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicoephalus ridibundus).
Apart from Woodpigeons these gulls were the most numerous and noisiest of all the species we saw!
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
Working boat leaving Walberswick.
This was my first return visit to this location for many many years so I took a series of shots along the river, including the famous ferry, in the hope my friend Steve in Cape Ann, MA. who has a particular passion for his local waterfront will be interested but he'll have to be patient while I sort through all the images for a future post.
Barnacle Geese (Branta leucopsis).
This shot was taken at Pensthorpe Wildlife Park where breeding has been very sucessful this year.
Immature Coot (Fulica atra)
Juvenile Starling (Sturus vulgaris)
Ox-eye Daisies enjoying the the sunshine (we did have some!)
After two weeks of neglect and dry weather the garden is in urgent need of attention and I need to get out and about locally but I hope to bring you some more sights from our holiday very soon......FAB.