Monday, 14 September 2009

A Visit to Hickling Broad and Winterton Dunes.

I met up with Pete at Hickling Broad on Thursday morning.I was a bit apprehensive as previous visits there had been a great disappointment.

After nearly 2 hours of walking round we had seen virtually nothing at all but but things improved a tad when we were walking down the vehicle track past the Bittern Hide when we had distant views of at least a dozen Cranes as they flew eastwards,a couple of Marsh Harriers appeared but also at distance and a Hobby made a brief but close appearance zooming very close over Pete's head.

At lunchtime we went over to Winterton Dunes a place I had not been to before but famous for getting some great rarities if the conditions are right.The conditions weren't right of course when we were there but we did see some Stonechats,a Redstart and a Whinchat.Also we witnessed a fight between a Kestrel and a Jackdaw.

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