Apr 042022
A Wild Goose Chase to Norfolk

A rare Red-breasted Goose had arrived in Norfolk with a flock of Dark-bellied Brent Geese. It was regularly frequenting the area around Cley, Blakeney and Salthouse, so we decided to head over and spend a couple of nights in early February 2022, giving me more than ample opportunity to get some photos of this stunning goose. A visitor from eastern Europe, the Red-breasted Goose breeds in small colonies on the arctic tundra. It mainly winters in Romania and Bulgaria, where flocks of several thousand can gather. I managed to see this spectacle in January 2018 when I made a short […]

Dec 292021
A Winters Trip to Norfolk and a British Tick

We spent a few days in North Norfolk during late November, which turned out to be well worth while. I managed to see 94 species during our 4 days. Staying at Blakeney, proved to be a good choice as there was an Isabelline Wheatear available at the end of the East Bank. Holkham produced 5 Shore Lark and on the sea 4 Red-necked Grebe, along with the usual sea duck, Common Scoter and Eider and several Great Northern & Red-throated Divers. A sea watch at Cley Coastguards on 25th November produced a Black Guillemot, a Pomarine Skua, a Great Northern […]

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