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Of Kites and Cormorants

Posted by birdbeards2010 on March 7, 2012 at 4:10 AM

The miserably grey and wet morning was enlivened first by the sight of a flappy Cormorant cruising over Earlham Road and then by an extremely pleasing Red Kite expertly steering its way through the gale just past the Easton Roundabout. Only my 3rd Norfolk Kite and a new lister, this cheered me up no end, having felt pretty lousy with a stinking cold for the last few days.

At school, the rain brought out a load of feeding birds, all eager to get at the worms on the field: Common Gull (60), Black Headed Gull (30), Herring Gull (2) plus loads of Woodpigeons and Starling. Also joining them this week, the pait of Oystercatchers that have bred on site for the last 2 years. It is great watching them scurrying around and causing havoc right outside my classroom window. Tidy.

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