|Great-crested Grebe from Wright Hide|
Today several Northern Wheatear reports in addition to a single Swallow and a couple of Sand Martin sightings earlier in the week. Despite the weather reverting back to wet and windy over the coming days I'm certainly looking forward to my long weekend in Norfolk, with the hope of further early migrants dropping in.
|Grey Wagtail at the Lafarge works|
This morning I located Brandon's current Green-winged Teal, not on River Pool where it's spent all of it's stay thus far, but on East Marsh Pool, fast asleep on Willow Island. Probably due to River Pool being partly frozen first thing!
Despite the glorious weather not too much on offer the best of which were: (3) Goldcrest, (4) Song Thrush in song, (4) Oystercatcher, (2) Great-crested Grebe, (6) Shelduck, (6) Snipe, (7) Lesser Redpoll ground feeding near Wright Hide, Yellow-legged Gull and a lone Grey Wagtail at the Lafarge works. No sight or sound of Bittern to my knowledge this week (no booming Bitterns ever recorded at Brandon) and it's around the time they normally move on so time will tell.
|Local Chaffinch in action!|
Yesterday evening Dee and I listened to a couple of Muntjac Deer calling around bedtime and there are also signs that a local Fox has been active within the marina. I'm also keeping an eye on the local Coots, who have an unfortunate habit of building nests on various boat decks, only to be extracted when the owner arrives at the weekend and fancies a cruise out!