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Old Monday 11th May 2015, 20:46   #76
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Cuckoo

Seen at Wylde Moor - today at approx. 18:40 - sorry the pic is poor
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Old Tuesday 12th May 2015, 10:22   #77
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Nothing wrong with the shot....I have spent hours waiting for one to land in the past few years...was it calling so you could sex it.
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Old Tuesday 12th May 2015, 13:36   #78
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no call ... and by the brownish breast I think it's a female
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Old Sunday 9th August 2015, 15:20   #79
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On my visit a few weeks ago the water was smelly and coloured and I put it in book...thanks to the warden for the reply......its a natural Oxygen related thing..

In the book today was a comment about how overgrown things are.....I am sure it too will get a reply but the writer will not see it as they are not visiting again......
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Saw a Dead Vole on the ground as I left car park but old age stopped me noticing if it was there when I returned.....

A Deer ran off though the Marshy grass with a Buzzard overhead......lots of Reed Buntings...Tits and other Brown jobs flitting across.
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Old Sunday 9th August 2015, 19:03   #80
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That's the trouble with hides, once you put one in views need to be maintained. Not sure of the set-up at Feckenham with regard to people available to maintain and also whether it's not done due a disturbance issue? Not a place I go to as, from a birding point of view, it doesn't seem too productive... although maybe that's 'cos no-one goes anything like semi-regularly to put news out?
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Old Saturday 28th November 2015, 20:38   #81
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I used to visit quite regularly and it has always been "hard work" spotting anything - judging it against UW so not fair really.
Like a lot of places regular visits for many hours at a time were best but even I managed to go into trances at times.
I think a few hardy souls put in some hard work every week but the vegetation seems to overtake them.
The boggy nature of the place needs a lot of care during the year with the need for large machinery to harvest the "crop".....that must swallow up any budget allowed for the overall jobs.
It seems the Trust would like it as a place to just walk around and not linger too long. I dont think I will ever visit again as I cannot travel around anymore but would love to read on here of any improvements that might happen in the future.
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11.30...cold and dark..
Buzzard in tree behind hide.
Male King showed TOO SOON...just as I opened hide window...flew around a couple of perches and dived once then left towards Dragon pool.

Only other one of note was a Little Grebe at far end of pool.
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Old Saturday 4th November 2017, 20:34   #83
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Rescue job on Mr King as light was nasty.
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Barn Owl quartering over the field and road by the Bradley Green junction just before Fakenham this morning 6.29 am good start to the day
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Barn Owl quartering over the field and road by the Bradley Green junction just before Fakenham this morning 6.29 am good start to the day
What were you doing in Norfolk at 6.30 this morning?
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Old Friday 6th April 2018, 09:16   #86
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Old Sunday 24th June 2018, 14:00   #87
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The place was buzzing yesterday ....insects everywhere.
2 Little Grebe on pool
Heron close up
Reed Bunting
Whitethroat

5 spot Burnet
Scarlet Tiger

Common/ Ruddy Darter
Black Tailed Skimmer
Large Red Damsel
Common Blue Damsel
Blue Tailed Damsel
Banded Demoiselle

Ringlet
Large White
Gatekeeper
Meadow Brown

Common Spotted Orchid....but some think could be a Hybrid.....

Snakey thing.

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Old Saturday 28th July 2018, 18:21   #88
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Have been visiting once a week for a few hours hoping for the elusive Kingfisher....only had it once ....it flew to far end and hovered over the middle but stayed out of site at back of islands....must have left undetected or fell asleep...lol

Today had a Female Roe Deer (?) and baby run across open space and into the marshy area.Had one 2 weeks ago in the field to the left of track as well.


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Old Saturday 4th August 2018, 15:31   #89
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Loads of Swallows over the harvested fields and water....also all landing in the tree in the centre of the field.

As the paths have gone a chance to walk around the field edges where there were a lot of Common Blues...mainly Male but had a rather tatty Female as well.

A nice Brimstone popped in as well.

A PAINTED LADY ....only my 2nd ever gave me the runaround as it was lightning fast....it kept touching down on the floor of the cut field for a micro second....too quick to feed so could have been laying eggs....

BROWN HAIRSTREAK....could anyone say whats the time to see them as I might be able to visit in the week ....bearing in mind I dont even know if they are around yet ...or am I too late.


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