What’s the Point

Hethersett Birdlife

With birding still a little bit August slow  I tried an early morning stroll on the West Hethersett Loop. There was some activity with a lot of calling and singing as has been the case recently around the Great Melton Fishing lake The highlights were a greenwoodpecker calling , numerous Moorhen and young and some very vocal wrens with yougsters buzzing about the woods. I failed again to see any kingfishers but met fishermen who recently watched a pair of birds at the south end of the lake. The corn fields are clearly ready for harvest and I put up red leggedpartridge and pheasant whilst walking. I also played hide and seek in the grave yard of Great Melton church whilst trying to get the following photo. The pheasant in question is moulting and clearly didn’t want to be photographed not looking his best. Moulting birds usually hide themselves away…

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