January 31, 2010

Pics - Trip to East Anglia, Jan 2010

Britains most easterly Alan, (Mark Braun)

Common Crane, Hickling Broad (Mark Braun)

Peregrine, Lowestoft Asda Carpark (Mark Braun)

Purple Sandpiper, Ness Point (Mark Braun)

Shorelark watching us, Kessingland Beach. (Mark Braun)

Us watching it! (Mark Braun)

15 in attendance, target - 75 birds

  • on the way: f Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Buzzard, Black Headed Gulls, Common Gulls, Red-Legged Partridge, flock of Lapwing, Redwing & Fieldfare, Rook, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Egyptian Geese, Shelduck, Blue Tit, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Starling.
  • Kessingland Beach: Greylag Geese (over) 2 Rock Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 1 Shorelark showing very well!, 4 female Reed Bunting, 2 Snow Bunting, House Sparrows, distant Red-Throated Divers, distant Gannet, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Greater Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, 8 Common Scoter, 1 Dunlin, c6 Sanderling, c8 Ringed Plover, Turnstone, Greenfinch, Goldfinch
  • Lowestoft Asda car park: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Black-Throated Diver, Peregrine showing very well, Feral Pigeons (totally oblivious of the Peregrine)
  • Lowestoft Ness Point: The most easterly point in the UK (Alan!): 7 very obliging Purple Sandpipers.
  • Waveney Forest/Chedgrave Marshes: Coot, Mallard, Moorhen on the way. Great Tit, Robin, Dunnock, Song Thrush, Jay, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, (loads of) Goldcrests, (possible) Merlin, female Hen Harrier, Rough-Legged Buzzard, Flock of Golden Plover
  • Stubbs Farm, Hickling Broad: (possible 2nd Merlin, 3 Hen Harriers including 2 male!) c30-40 Marsh Harriers, Barn Owl, (Sparrowhawk, Kestrel), Grey Heron, Teal, few hundred Pink Footed Geese (over), Common Crane, Bearded Tit, Wren, 3 Snipe, Curlew (heard), 10+ Woodcock, Pheasant, 3 Stock Dove,
  • 77 species! (target met)
  • Also saw 22+ Hare, 3 Chinese Water Deer, Muntjack Deer, Rabbit!

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