Monday, 2 January 2017

Norfolk and another Glauc.

Day 2 2017: Norfolk!

A Barn Owl in semi darkness on the way up and a Woodcock in semi darkness on the way back framed the day nicely. In between we had enjoyed Twite at Thornham, Velvet Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, Great Skua, Eider and Water Pipit at Titchwell. A massive Glaucous Gull dropped in whilst we were looking for Snow Bunting at Salthouse and a Peregrine took a Pigeon out at sea but had to release it not having the strength to carry it ashore. The Pigeon made it ashore too but fell into the grass not to be seen again. Good numbers of Gannet were a surprise for this time of year in Norfolk but I guess the cold north westerly winds helped with that and the Glauc for that matter with this being one of three to arrive in Norfolk today.

We dipped the Waxwings at Cromer but managed good views of a couple of Ring-tailed Hen Harriers at Stiffkey before heading home.

The Glaucous Gull at Salthouse
A proper brute of a gull.

Year list now 112 

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