Sunday, 2 November 2008

Winter Redshank

Another grey day but without yesterdays blustery wind. With limited time to spend outside I headed for Brancaster Staithe harbour. In the quiet months from the end of Otober half term through to Easter, this is a great spot for using the car as a mobile hide.

The best of the snaps I took today is this cropped image of a redshank.

After 40 minutes in the harbour taking pictures and drinking a takeaway Coffee from Deepdale Cafe, I moved to Titchwell and spent half an hour watching from Fen Hide, not much doing other than a brief view of a Water Rail and a distant female Marsh Harrier.

Had a short dusk walk at Courtyard Farm, where the Hawthorn bushes were full of flocks of Fieldfares, Redwings and Blackbirds and a female Sparrowhawk patrolled the edge of a field presumnably looking to catch a thrush going to roost.

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