Nov 142016
 

Not done a great deal of late. Last weekend (6th November) I visited the North Norfolk coast to see, more than anything else, a large flock of Shore Lark. Apparently the flock at Holkham Gap had increased to 68 over recent weeks, making it one of the largest flocks in Britain for many years, maybe the largest flock ever. The weather was awful as Richard and I trudged our way out across the salt marsh at Holkham and after 20 minutes or so I eventually managed to locate the Shore Lark. I counted a total of 74 and I must say it was a pretty spectacular sight and well worth the journey.

This past weekend I have only managed to get out on Sunday morning around my local patch. Considering over recent weeks, there has been up to 20 Little Egrets at Staunton Harold Reservoir (23rd October), I was amazed to find that they had all gone. Not a single Little Egret to be found and only 5 Redhead Goosander to (15 on the 5th Nov). So my morning here was a little disappointing with 23 Wigeon and the 5 Goosander being the highlights. I spent an hour at one of the bird feeders and managed a few pictures in the warm autumn sunshine.

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Blue Tit – Above 2 images – Staunton Harold Reservoir, Derbyshire – Tony Davison© 

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Great Tit – Staunton Harold Reservoir, Derbyshire – Tony Davison©

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Dunnock – above 4 images – Doing what Dunnocks do, sitting in a hedge enjoying the warm autumnal sunshine – Tony Davison©

 

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