Thursday, 26 January 2012

Norfolk day 2

Spent early morning at Ranworth Broad no sign of the Ring-necked duck but lots of Tufted and Greylag Geese. In the woodland plenty of Siskins and Lesser Redpolls feeding on the alders in the trees.

Then headed to Buckenham Marshes where it was sunny but very windy where i think i saw the most Wigeons at one place with thousands of them then walking around saw a few Shelduck, Sparrowhawk hunting over the hedges and quite a few Greylag Geese. Then walked round to the railway track where feeding were a flock of around 60 Taiga Bean Geese and the Lesser White-fronted Goose showing his blazing white forhead though distance could see the difference campred to the normal White-front.

Then headed to Ness Point for the Purple Sandpipers which did't dissapoint with 6 feeding on the shore in the sunlight along with lots of Turnstones and Oystercatchers. Very intresting just watching the waders go about their business with the turnstones very active and bathing away a lovely end to the weekend.

Turnstone on the rock

Turnstone bathing

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