Tuesday, 4 October 2011
However, the bird was still on site and feeding reasonably close in a field at the end of Mill Lane. What can you say - a large grey bird with a red patch on its head and a long dagger like bill. However, it was a lifer and a British tick! It was busy feeding in the field mostly with its head down but looked up occasionally.
I then drove to Minsmere - what a mistake, it was dead! 4 Red-breasted Geese (escapes) amongst the Barnacle Goose flock was the oddest thing. The only birds of note were 2 Little Egrets and 4 Ruff. There was supposed to be a Garganey on the scrape but I couldn't find it.
Finally I went to Levington Creek where after a few minutes frustration I managed to get onto the moulting adult Dotterel which was amongst the large numbers of Golden Plover on the far side of the creek.