Thursday, 28 March 2013

Tree Sparrow Update

The Tree Sparrow was seen yesterday at 6:45am, and 17:30pm, showing quite well on the evening. Unfortunately, the Tree Sparrow wasn't seen today. A Long-tailed Tit was seen though today.

Pictures and Video to be Added

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Tree Sparrow Lingering plus a new year tick!

The Tree Sparrow lingered throughout the day today, with another bird possibly present but not confirmed.



Going to school this morning, a pair of Red Kites were flying around the Haughley area today, showing a bit distant, but the fork really showing off. I'm doing really well this year, being on 140 for the year already!

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Monday, 25 March 2013

Garden Lifer

An incredible sighting in the garden today was in the presence of a Tree Sparrow, showing at 7:15am, and 5:30pm. This is the first ever for the garden, and for the year. Also in the garden today was a flock of 6 Long-tailed Tit, plus a Lapwing over this morning.




Dad's stunning digiscoped shot...


And my video...

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Another Year Tick

During a Hockey lesson at school today, a pair of Little Owl were displaying on the school field. There was a pair here last year, so maybe same pair again. Also, 5 Roe Deer in regular place. Great to here that 2 Black-bellied Dippers are at Thetford. possibly go for them on weekend?
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Friday, 15 March 2013

A Woodcock - Amazing!

Dad and I were coming back from Tesco, when we were coming through the cedars at 5pm, a Woodcock flew over the road. this was an incredible sighting, a first for the area. The Skylarks were also about briefly today by the Chinese, still in double figures.
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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Titchwell Marsh

Sorry about the delay to this post, I have just had so much homework it's unreal! I shall get started straight away, so on the 3rd March, Dad and I went to Titchwell. When we got their, a group of Golden Plover and Lapwing flew over the car park which was a promising start to the day. We got to the visitor center, and went out onto the feeders. We could see about 5 Brambling and a Water Rail under the feeders...


We then walked down the main track, and we knocked on to a Kingfisher distantly on the Thornham Grazing Marsh. Then we went into Parrinder Hide. Not much there, just the regular Black and Bar-tailed Godwits, Snipe, Dunlin, Redshank, Curlew etc. We then went onto the beach. We got fantastic views of 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 being a flypast, the other 2 were close inshore, them being female. We also saw Goldeneye, a big group of Eider, Red-breasted Mergansers and Common Scoters. A brief Juvenile Gannet was distant, and 2 Ringed Plovers were on the beach. We then went back, and got great views of Spotted Redshank and other common species, including the Red-crested Pochard.

Black-tailed Godwit

Golden Plover

Avocets

Grey Plover

Oystercatchers

Ringed Plover

Redshank

Knot

Snipe

Spotted Redshank

Spotted Redshank and Avocet

Turnstone

Pink-footed Geese

Red-crested Pochard

Brent Geese
Shoveler

Teal

A Chinese Water Deer also put in an appearance, as did some lovely snowdrops.





We then went back and had sandwiches, then headed back out to the beach. When we got out there the tide was out, so we walked down to the shoreline. As soon as we got down there at put the scope down, we could pick out a Velvet Scoter among 3 Common Scoters due to the white wing patch. Then, we saw 6 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Drakes!!!!! Not much else of note, so we headed back. We saw 2 Water Rails on the way back, one on Thornham Grazing Marsh, then one in the ditch behind the feeders.




video

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