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Monday, 16 December 2013


Male PARROT CROSSBILL at Holt Country Park

  I couldn't leave Norfolk without seeing the Parrot Crossbills at Holt Country Park. There had been over 20 birds showing on and off in the area and last week I managed to catch up with 9 birds in a clearing including 4 males. Through the scope they looked good and nearby there were also 26 Crossbill. and 2 Red Kite.

All 9 birds showed well in good light
Just a little too distant for the camera though.


Red Kite Elmarie Humphries

During the stay we went see the floods from Salthouse
Elle ringed two new species out of 51 birds, Marsh and Long-tailed Tit, thanks to Andrew Cannon at Natural Surroundings  Only two miles from Cley towards Holt. Great place to spend the day and they do a very tasty veg soup.

Long-tailed Tit at Natural Surroundings.There were also 6 Brambling in the area

Are second visit to Holme Bird Observatory produced the Short-eared Owl again Elmarie Humphries

The SEO shared this field with thses ponies Elmarie Humphries

Before we hit Norfolk, we stayed at my uncle Tony's in Lough, Lincs, for a few nights and way into the early hours of the morning we listened to non-stop jazz. Here's Dave Brubeck. Thanks Tony for great music and steak.

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