Flock of 18 East of Thurne village.
Initially the birds were feeding in a game cover crop belt, quinoa or maize type.
They may have been attracted by the grain from game feeders along the edge of the belt…?
The flock were flushed by 'gamekeepers' in buggy and a Chinese Water Deer dashing across the field from within the game crop, then flew WSW towards the Bure and Upton Marshes.
One of two 1st winter birds in flock. A successful breeding season just gone.