A combination of poor weather prevented much birding this week and gave a few scares that summer had already gone especially as the village swifts disappeared a few times suggesting they may leave for their winter feeding grounds over Africa. Many thousands are already being reported as leaving over the south coasts. There are still young birds about this week who like me will be hoping for a bit more summer Goldfinches as pictured below are a treat as are Chaffinches feeding young in the garden tonight.
The highlight of the week has been a young Little owl mostly heard but occasionally seen on the West Hethersett Loop Walk.Possible options for those happy to travel for their birding this weekend could include a long walk to Blakeny Point to take in the Melodious Warbler or possibly a bit more local the two Stone Curlews seen near Kimberly…
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