Saturday, 2 January 2010

Titchwell, Flitcham Abbey, Roydon Common and Tottenhill Row (Norfolk): Having seen in the new year at our Norfolk home, we were surprised to wake to a moderate snow covering this morning. Carefully we made our way to Titchwell where we saw: Water Rail, Red Kite, Bittern, Red-breasted Merganser (4), Beareded Tit (2), Pink-footed Goose (c1000), Brent Goose (c200) and Redwing (20). As we started our return to the cottage, we popped into Flitcham Abbey where we saw Common Buzzard (2), Pink-footed Goose (5), Grey Partridge (12), Egyptian Goose (2) and many common birds new for the year. As darkness drew nearer we decided to take a look at Roydon Common and were rewarded with a male and female Hen Harrier coming to roost. Cold and satisfied with our day in the field we returned to the house and was fortunate to catch sight of a Woodcock flying over the common ground at the front of the house in Tottenhill Row.

Water Rail
Bearded Tit
Reed Bunting
Common Buzzard

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