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BirdBeards back on the block!

Posted by birdbeards2010 on June 19, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Well, it's been quite some time since the bearded duo have blogged and so a brief note on what's been going down Norfolk List stylee:

Le Hatt has birded hard and fast and taken a ridiculous lead of 35 species (including corkers such as Woodchat Shrike and White-Winged Black Tern, the boy has commitment) ; 167 to BirdBeard's 132.

I have done bugger all birding.

 

So, it was very nice to add a couple of new warbling ticks to my paltry page of birds. A jaunt around the mighty Strump with Nye was thoroughly enjoyed and a pair of Reed Warblers allowed me unusually close views...in the reeds. These were swiftly followed by a noisy little Cetti's Warbler, ever reliable on this reserve, among the alders.

 

This'll have to be a quicky (as I tell the wife!) (sorry) as bathtime is approaching. A joyfully warm day down at Buckenham Marshes saw me and the boy take in the following, which I give to you verbatim from my mobile notes:

 

Little Egret 2, Chinese Water Derr, Sedge Warbler, Skylark, Mute Swan + 4 cygnets, Cuckoo calling, Redshank, Shelduck, Lapwing, huge flock/brood Greylags, Oystercatcher, Grey Heron 4, Linnet, Kestrel, Peregrine mobbing Buzzard, Common Buzzard 3, big dragonflies.

A very tidy little haul. Not the target Hobby or Lesser Whitethroat, but hey it was just bloody nice to be birding again. Recent developments have further enhanced my views that work really is just a pain in the arse that a BirdBeard is forced to do.

Photoshoot special of the BirdBeards' special Stiffkey camping extravaganza to come sooner or later.

 

Over and out for now dudes.

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Reply James Emerson
1:37 PM on June 26, 2012 
There's a pair of Lesser Whitethroats at Carey's Meadow (Thorpe Road) if you want one that you can call in on after work. Theres an off chance of Hobby too, I'm seeing one on every other visit to Thorpe Marsh so I presume that one is summering locally.

All the best,
James