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Old Monday 13th May 2019, 15:38   #25901
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In regards to the Lesser White Fronted Goose, it has no clear signs of being an escapee and is apparently very wary of humans. Some have suggested it is from some Dutch reintroduction scheme. I suppose the scepticism of the bird being truly wild is the time of year it has turned up. See these two posts for more info - http://birdsoftheheath.blogspot.com/...at-potter.html and http://birdsoftheheath.blogspot.com/...lack-kite.html
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Old Monday 20th May 2019, 10:49   #25902
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Just a (very rare) post to say how much I enjoyed the Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair: reasonable entry (all the talks were free!) good, inexpensive food and plenty to see, do and spend money on! I'm hoping this will become an annual event.
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Old Saturday 25th May 2019, 09:24   #25903
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North Point, Wells-next-the-sea

I keep seeing references to a scrape at North Point, Wells (mainly from Ms P. Clarke) but I have been unable to find out where it is. Googling didn't turn anything up and it doesn't seem to appear on any maps. Could somebody please tell me where it is?

Incidentally I have just returned from a week in Wells and experienced the Outlook visitor's centre at Holkham for the first time. I think it is a brilliant addition to the area. Really good sandwiches, drinks and, most important, toilets. We enjoyed sitting at our table while watching the Swallows nesting inside, above the windows. There was not a lot of action on the scrape while I was there but it made the walk beside the woods from Wells to Holkham even more enjoyable on a couple of hot, dusty days.

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Old Saturday 25th May 2019, 09:50   #25904
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Hi Ron, it's a newly created complex of pools to the east of Wells at approximately TF 93188 43329. If you look on google maps, you can see the waterbodies on the aerial photography. I've not been since it's creation, but it sounds like an excellent area, viewable from the N.N. Coastal footpath. The small copse immediately to the north can be productive in autumn, a few years ago we found 2 YB and a Pallas's warbler in there, but it doesn't hold birds for long.

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Old Saturday 25th May 2019, 10:14   #25905
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Thanks Daniel, that is really helpful. We did walk along the coastal path but didn't go far enough this time. Last year we walked quite a bit further and I think I know where the scrape is now. There were some waders there but I assumed that the area was just flooded. I will have a look the next time I am in the area.

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Old Sunday 21st July 2019, 00:52   #25906
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Semipalmated Sandpiper at Titchwell RSPB on Saturday 20th July. Taken from Island Hide in beautiful light after an earlier thunderstorm.


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