Common Crane, Billockby, Norfolk
It's good to get some decent weather for a change. During the past week I worked East Norfolk & Suffolk so I was able to snap a few photographs during lunch break. Cranes near Acle, some Med Gulls in Lowestoft and a nice flock of Bullfinches at Ipswich Rd Tesco in Norwich.
Mediterranean Gull, 2nd winter, Links car park, Lowestoft
Mediterranean Gull, 2nd winter (injured), Links car park, Lowestoft
Great Crested Grebe, Little Ormesby Broad, Norfolk
Eurasian Bullfinch, Ipswich Rd Tesco, Norwich, Norfolk
Today I took my daughter to Titchwell for a stroll on the beach (at least that's what she thinks). The regular Water Rail was in the ditch by the main path. Lots of birds proclaiming territory including Chaffinchs, Robins & Wrens. There was not much variety to the waders today although there was a good flock of Avocets and both Black- and Bar-tailed Godwits.
However, the main target was the possible White-winged Scoter off the beach. The sea was flat calm and I don't think I have ever seen a scoter flock this close to Titchwell beach. I have to say that none of the 18+ Velvet Scoters stood out as anything different and the facial markings were variable. Still very nice to see.
Back at the visitor centre and after a bacon sarny we went along to Patsy's Pool to look for the Red-crested Pochard though we dipped badly. The female Scaup was present though.
Velvet Scoters, Titchwell, Norfolk
Velvet & Common Scoter, Titchwell, Norfolk