Saturday, 3 January 2009

Windmill & Typha

Late afternoon walk around Burnham Norton, normally I can reckon on having this pretty much to myself but today it was busy with I guess folk taking advantage of the penultimate day off before the great return to work on Monday. Twice the flocks of Wigeon and Brent Geese feeding on the marshes took flight in tight panicking flocks and twice I scanned without luck for a hunting Peregrine which is the normal culprit here when the wildfowl take to the air like this. In fact it was pretty quiet with just a single Marsh Harrier and Barn owl of any real note.

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