Saturday, February 17, 2007

Norfolk - some more

It's a whole six days since we were last in Norfolk, so time for another visit, this time centred around the Broads.

Went to twitch the American Wigeon which is at Buckenham Marshes. The Yankee showed only distantly, but a flock of Euro Wigeons were the most confiding I've ever seen. They looked fat and glossy in the sunshine.

Wigeon feeling frisky

Strange 'white-eared' female Wigeon, Buckenham Marshes (another 'white-eared' bird here)

Wigeon in flight (spooked by Marsh Harrier)

Rook cawing

Blackthorn blossom

Catkins

Guelder rose berries

Snowdrops, Strumpshaw Fen

Special birds: Cranes coming in to roost [relatively] near the Stubb Mill watchpoint (though that's Horsey Mill in view):

22 came in; we also saw 16+ Marsh Harriers

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, Extender EF 1.4x II