Saturday, 29 January 2011
Also done the Big Garden Birdwatch today and my count was as follow's. Sparrowhawk 1, Robin 2, Long-tailed Tit 7, Chaffinch 11, Wood Pigeon 8, Blackbird 7, Dunnock 3, Greenfinch 27, House Sparrow 7, Brambling 3 (was 10 last week), Collard Dove 2, Blue Tit 2, Coal Tit 2, Goldfinch 6, Great Tit 2.
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
A Barn Owl had a golden halo around it as it flew across the road with the sunlight behind it.
At Catfield the 150 Wild Swans were viewable distantly from the main road.
And at Ormesby, Rollesby Broad held many Tufted Duck and the other side on Ormesby Broad Two Goosander sat proud in the middle of the Broad. I turned round fast and went for a second look just in time to see them fly away.
Monday, 17 January 2011
I then decided I could add more so me and Claire went for a small walk around Witton Woods we were there 45mins and we saw a big fat zero of birds. The strong wind seemed to keep them all hiding only hearing Goldcrest, Wren and a Robin we moved on.
A quick stop at Walcott we watched the ad Med Gull the third in 3 years and a different bird each year. Also had a Red-throated Diver on the sea.
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Monday, 3 January 2011
At the feeders and car park we added the usual and a Marsh Tit also.
We then headed off to Holkham via Chosley and Sculthorpe and we saw a huge flock of Brambling at around 250 a few Tree Sparrows also.
At Holkham we were lucky enough to find the Two Rough-legged Buzzards and White-fronted Geese.
We then went for a quick sea watch at Salthouse with the highlights being many Red-throated Divers and a Great Northern also flew through. The rest of the afternoon was simple get to the roost at Hickling and add a few more species. Here we saw Redwing, Sparrowhawk, Crane and Woodcock and the Woodcock was the 104th Species of the day. This was good as we had missed some really easy birds like Tufted Duck, Pochard, Golden Plover, Redpolls and many more.