Archive for February 2020

22nd February Day Two of three – Norfolk Winter Birding tour

Another rough day of v windy weather! However at least the sun came out today! We headed East to our first location, Halvergate marshes, where a friend Pete was stood waiting our arrival. His eyes fixed firmly on where a Short-eared Owl had just landed, unfortunately now out of view. Eventually after searching for a…

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21st February Day One of three – Norfolk Winter Birding tour

The birding at the moment is still a bit of a battle with the weather conditions. Winds of 25 mph average and gusts of 35-40mph making it pretty tricky at times. Nonetheless, with patience today we did reasonably well. First of all we walked the Little Ouse at Santon Downham, the river itself fairly well…

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18th February 2020 – U3A day in the Broads

Today myself and Gary Elton guided a U3A group of 12 people out in The Broads. We started the day by heading to the Acle area and were pleased to find a superb group of 18 Cranes present. Also Shelduck, 3+ Marsh Harrier, Lapwing and Kestrel whilst enjoying the Cranes. The next stop was near…

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Islay Birding Tour February 1st-8th 2020

Participants:- Chris Brock, Jane Kenney, Sally Leach, David Miller, Derek Pittman & Barbara York Tour Guide for Norfolk Birding – Chris Mills & Ryan Irvine OVERVIEW OF THE TOUR – This was a seven day winter tour to Islay, off the west coast of Scotland in Argyll. However, due to Strom Ciara and the prediction…

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