Monday, 7 March 2011

Saturday 5th March 2011

During the week, I had to visit our office in Norwich. I decided to have a comfort break near to Thetford, and I managed to get good views of a Wood Lark in the forest near there. Back to Saturday, and after setting another new Goosander record for Westport - 85 - we headed down to Branston GP's. It was a bit murky down there, but there was a Barnacle Goose with the Canada Geese and the Sandy Pit was positively heaving with waders - 500+ Lapwings, 150 Golden Plover, nine Dunlin and two Ringed Plover. But the best news was firstly, the bird scarer that was positioned right on the public footpath has been removed, and secondly, the old wobbly stile has been repaired and the bridge across the stream has been replaced! Then we headed for Blithfield, and the long wait for the Great White Egret to come into roost. It eventually did at 18-00hrs and sat on view until the light faded.
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