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Old Sunday 12th June 2011, 09:30   #12026
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Leila and myself went to Shouldham Warren last night. We managed a single male Nightjar at close range and then amazingly another bird was sat in the middle of the road as we made our way towards Marham. Also Tawny Owl seen.

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Video of Nightjar in road at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfSU2GYjiyw
Please excuse our excitiment and poor footage, a mild obscenity is used also used so if your extremely easily offended then dont watch or stop the video before 19seconds. Enjoy
Fantastic video! Wouldn't worry about the obscenity, first time I saw a nightjar I said many a bad thing, and I was far younger than I am now!
Fascinating bird!
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Old Sunday 12th June 2011, 13:17   #12027
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All quiet on the Eastern Front! Other than the R-F-F at Hickling it seems like another quiet one!
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Old Sunday 12th June 2011, 14:30   #12028
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All quiet on the Eastern Front! Other than the R-F-F at Hickling it seems like another quiet one!
And the moral for all you up and coming youngsters (and a few old timers!) is...

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....a 1-s male Red-footed Falcon about a mile south of Horsey Corner... If anyone is out tomorrow, either Hickling or Upton Fen could be worth a look.
...always listen to experience!

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Old Sunday 12th June 2011, 14:50   #12029
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And the moral for all you up and coming youngsters (and a few old timers!) is...



...always listen to experience!

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Mick nailed that one! Fancy giving us your thoughts on the lottery numbers for Wednesday
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Old Sunday 12th June 2011, 16:28   #12030
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Holidaying in area, as we parked up at the Siffkey camping site a small party of gulls foraging in grass contained 3 cracking adult Med Gulls.

Pity the weathers gone to rats since, was looking forward to a coastal walk this evening.
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Old Sunday 12th June 2011, 17:06   #12031
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Holidaying in area, as we parked up at the Siffkey camping site a small party of gulls foraging in grass contained 3 cracking adult Med Gulls.

Pity the weathers gone to rats since, was looking forward to a coastal walk this evening.
Always lovely to see Med Gulls!
Apologies for the weather! Tomorrow is meant to be fine and warm though and clear in the evening :)
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Old Sunday 12th June 2011, 21:15   #12032
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Fantastic views of the Red footed Falcon at Hickling this afternoon - waited an hour an a quarter for the bird to come closer - and it did got some half decent shots sitting on the fence and in flight. Dipped on the Marsh Warbler at Winterton though

Full update on blog.

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Old Monday 13th June 2011, 16:16   #12033
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Titchwell June 13th

Today’s highlights

Green sandpiper – 2 on reserve
Little gull – 1st summer on fresh marsh
Bittern – female feeding 2 young on the grazing meadow and showing well all day. 2nd female feeding young in main reedbed
Spoonbill – 1 west @ 16:00
Red crested pochard – female with 1 young on grazing marsh pool
Hobby – 1 over the reedbed
Common sandpiper – 1 on fresh marsh

Back from hols today (slightly dazed and confused) so updates should be back to normal.

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Old Monday 13th June 2011, 16:28   #12034
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Blimey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We now have TWO pairs of Turtle Doves feeding and displaying / calling in our little garden at Blofield Heath! What a thrill!
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Old Monday 13th June 2011, 20:53   #12035
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Little Owl near Hindringham, nice sight after rolling on down to the Roller today.
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Old Monday 13th June 2011, 21:05   #12036
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There was a Ferruginous Duck at Strumpshaw yesterday. At the risk of sounding even more stupid than usual is this it? It was photographed from Fen hide and there was nobody else there to help with the ID.

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Old Monday 13th June 2011, 21:08   #12037
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There was a Ferruginous Duck at Strumpshaw yesterday. At the risk of sounding even more studpid than usual is this it? It was photographed from Fen hide and there was nobody else there to help with the ID.

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Yep Ron I would say so :) This is where I sound stupid!
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Old Monday 13th June 2011, 21:20   #12038
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Thanks Oliver. It had white eyes and a triangular white patch under the tail but the guides talk about a peaked, almost triangular head, which was not apparent, so I wasn't sure.

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Old Monday 13th June 2011, 22:05   #12039
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Thanks Oliver. It had white eyes and a triangular white patch under the tail but the guides talk about a peaked, almost triangular head, which was not apparent, so I wasn't sure.

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Welcome. Had to double check as havent seen one in years but you have him there!
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Old Monday 13th June 2011, 23:16   #12040
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Had to cross over the border to Suffolk this evening for prized bird

See blog for account and pictures.

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Old Monday 13th June 2011, 23:16   #12041
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Had to cross over the border to Suffolk this evening for prized bird

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Likewise, see blog for brief update! I'm still buzzing!
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Old Monday 13th June 2011, 23:22   #12042
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.........I'm still buzzing!
Ditto!!!!!!!! Only just got home at 11.50pm!!!
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Old Monday 13th June 2011, 23:27   #12043
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Ditto!!!!!!!! Only just got home at 11.50pm!!!
Its amazing how far it actually was! Took 1 1/2 hours to do 80 miles and you are over in west Norfolk so guessing it was a good 100 miles? possibly more!
What we go through for moments like this! SO worth it!
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Old Monday 13th June 2011, 23:35   #12044
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Its amazing how far it actually was! Took 1 1/2 hours to do 80 miles and you are over in west Norfolk so guessing it was a good 100 miles? possibly more!
What we go through for moments like this! SO worth it!
92.5 miles each way and worth every mile! I only drove half this though. Got a lift with someone half way! Left King's Lynn 4.45pm got to Norwich 5.30pm and saw the Roller at 7.10pm!
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Old Monday 13th June 2011, 23:37   #12045
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92.5 miles each way and worth every mile! I only drove half this though. Got a lift with someone half way! Left King's Lynn 4.45pm got to Norwich 5.30pm and saw the Roller at 7.10pm!
Ah least it was under 100! 45 minutes from Kings Lynn to Norwich is going some! Hope you obeyed the law Penny Can't blame you if you didn't though! I didn't either!
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Ah least it was under 100! 45 minutes from Kings Lynn to Norwich is going some! Hope you obeyed the law Penny Can't blame you if you didn't though! I didn't either!
'Penelope Pitstop' (as Eddie Myers calls me) There was no way I was going to miss that bird for anything! Actually I take a short cut, it takes at least 15 minutes off the journey. From the hospital, go straight over the roundabout past the crem., and turn off at Gayton Mill to join up with the A47. Also it was 'Easton' I went to, which is approx 10 miles west of Norwich
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'Penelope Pitstop' (as Eddie Myers calls me) There was no way I was going to miss that bird for anything! Actually I take a short cut, it takes at least 15 minutes off the journey. From the hospital, go straight over the roundabout past the crem., and turn off at Gayton Mill to join up with the A47. Also it was 'Easton' I went to, which is approx 10 miles west of Norwich
Ahh yea I know that short cut! Yea Easton is surprisingly far out of Norwich so 45 minutes is reasonable!
Did you go straight down the A140 to Ipswich or cut through Debenham and Eye etc?
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Fantastic views of the Red footed Falcon at Hickling this afternoon - waited an hour an a quarter for the bird to come closer - and it did got some half decent shots sitting on the fence and in flight. Dipped on the Marsh Warbler at Winterton though

Full update on blog.

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Red-footed Falcon - more on blog.
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Lovely shot Penny. Can I ask what camera you use? Just out of nosyness :)
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Titchwell June 14th

Today’s highlights

Spoonbill – 1 on fresh marsh mid-morning only
Green sandpiper – 1 on fresh marsh
Bittern – 2 juveniles on grazing marsh
Little gull – 2 1st summers on fresh marsh
Black tailed godwit – 70 on fresh marsh
Little ringed plover – 1 on fresh marsh

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