Thursday, 10 December 2015

Norfolk in pursuit of Pallid Harrier

On the 8TH of December Lewis and I headed directly to Kings Lynn via Ely and Welney,following the sat nav to the Fleet it took us to North Fleet farm where after flushing some Red legs the local
farmer directed us to the Fleet where the Iceland gull duly obliged.
Next stop was Snettisham RSPB where Curlew and Grey partridge showed near the car park.
It was great to see Grey Partidges close as in SWHerts they are as rare as rocking horse ----
a few record shots was good here.
A long walk ensued along the gravel pits to the Southern marsh where up to two
Barn owls were obliging,while watching one the Pallid Harrier sneaked up on us and
gave us a fly past over the salt marsh.

It flew past this Beds birder then we manged a few more record shots before it disappeared
with its prey.
On  leaving the reserve we saw huge flocks of golden drummers(plovers) bootiful
Bernard over the Wash.
Another Barn Owl obliged

on the way out near some pines which was nice
A  charm of Goldfinch and Linnet along the shoreline ended a lovely afternoon here.

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