Saturday, 16 January 2016

Sun Rise walk at Swineham

This morning went on a walk with a group on one of monthly walks. At Swineham with the weather cold and frosty and just as the sun was rising a Peregrine flew over our heads followed by two Sparrowhawk. It was an enjoyable walk with some good birds heard and seen, the highlights for me were the Peregrine, 2 Sparrow Hawks and Marsh Harriers though there was plenty to see like flocks of Black-tailed Godwits flying over a big flock of Lapwing and Kingfishers chasing each other. A good morning watching Marsh Harrier gentle gliding over the reeds giving some very good views with just using the binoculars.
It was a bit sad to see howthe place as changed with the work that as been going on clearing parts of the hedge and reed at some parts of the lake. Though this gives a much better view over the lake and surrounding reeds.The birds were saw and heard beside the above were Stock Dove, 1 Feildfare, Redwings, Mistle Thrush, Rock Pipits, Cetti's Warbler (heard) Chiffchaff, Water Rail (heard),Reed Buntings, Meadow pipits, Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker and the usual fair of woodland species.

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