Friday, 31 December 2021

20211231 Horned Lark Holkham beach, Cattle Egret Wells


20211231 Horned Lark
One bird hiding in flock of 25 Snow Bunting.
Birds going down in strange ropped off area behind the dunes with signs claiming breeding birds....
Horeds of people around the perimetre and horeds of dogs running all over...

20211231 Horned Lark
4 birds flew into ropped off area.
Talked with 4 twitchers from way out of county, all complained over car park charges in 
completely full Lady Anns drive....

20211231 Horned Lark
Photo op, against the low winter light.

20211231 Cattle Egret
By main road in horse paddock and relatively tame, Wells-Next-The-Sea.

20211231 Cattle Egret
Faint orange buff tinge to forehead. A dusting.
Bill darkens at distal end despite dark earth, probably a first winter bird from the Holkham Freshes 

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

20211214 European Beaver, Norfolk Rivers Trust

20210728 Beaver enclosure
Wire mesh fence about man heigh.
Round damp woodland with very small stream in dyke.


20211214 Dams
2 of 3 constructed at the lowest point of the stream within enclosure.

20211214 Strips of wood.

20211214 Gnawerd trunk
About 1m off the ground.

20220201 Largest pool and Dam.
Was an ankle deep dyke. Just amazing.

20220201 Looking for signs of Beaver...!

Thursday, 9 December 2021

20211209 Iceland Gull on seal pups, Cley & Salthouse

20211209 Iceland Gull
Early morn on beach by Arnolds.

20211209 Iceland Gull
1st winter again in sunlight.
Miss aged as 2nd winter when on Cley Beach....??
Pushed off a seal pup carcass by GBB.

20211209 Iceland Gull
 Ist winter on Salthouse beach late morning.
Note the same bill pattern and grey eye mask as early morn shots above.
Two birds claimed this morning, but actually only one mobile individual moving between carcassses.

20211209 Iceland Gull

20211209 Iceland Gull

Saturday, 4 December 2021

20211204 Barred Warbler, Leatherpool Lane Wiveton


20211205 Barred Warbler

20211204 Barred Warbler

20211204 Barred Warbler
2021 Xmas card.