Saturday, 11 February 2012

Larking about on the shore!


My travels have taken me to Norfolk this week. Here is a quick picture update…

4 at Holkham showing well!
Spotted redshank and redshank at titchwell (twitch-well/tit-swell)
Norfolk list included
Shorelark, Marsh tit, Water rail, Bewicks, DB Brents, White Fronts, 300+ siskin/redpoll flock, Barn Owl, Ringtail, Marsh Harrier, Spotted Redshank, Green Woodpecker... plus a few other bits and bobs.

Back at Geltsdale it’s been a mixture of cutting back reed to open up the Tarn viewpoint and dry-stone walling. Exciting times. Nothing of any great note to report on the reserve, Black Grouse have been showing well this week including 5 males from the bedroom window. Not seen any full on lekking action yet but its early days and the males and females are generally still grouped apart.

Cutting reed

Mrs Black

 ps. if anyone knows of reliable sites for Hawfinch please let me know…  

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